1. Visit Maize Pages ahead of time
- Maize Pages is a useful tool where all 1,530 student organizations on campus can be found. Maize Pages organizes groups into different categories and also has a search tool. As you browse, jot down the groups that you are interested in.
2. Use the map
- Festifall can be confusing and the diag becomes unrecognizable. Make sure to pick up a map in the middle of the diag, right by the block M!
3. Keep an open mind
- Explore your interests! Not every group is going to be the right one for you, but it doesn’t hurt to have a conversation. Everyone at Festifall and Go North! Fest are passionate about their group and are happy to talk about what makes their organization worthwhile.
4. Don’t be afraid to take a flyer
- Taking a flyer from a student organization isn’t a promise to join. If you feel serious about a group, put your name down on their email list, but if you’re unsure (which you might be for a lot of groups) take a flyer and think about it.
5. Ask lots of questions
- Showing interest goes a long way. Make sure to introduce yourself and ask relevant questions to make a lasting impression.
6. Don’t be afraid to politely say no thank you to a group you are not interested in
- Chances are there will be plenty of groups you actually are interested in and you’ll want to focus most of your energy on these.