Just a few of the many events that take place throughout the academic year. . .
Hard Boiled Egg Throw
Besides U Knumb itself, our president, Mordy Q loves two things: playing his clarinet and eating hard boiled eggs. At this venue, which is part of Carnivallee Annuallee, students get to throw water balloons at the prez while he plays a selection of show tunes on his clarinet and eats hard boiled eggs peeled by a local children's group. It's $2 a balloon and all proceeds go to the local brewery.
Ferris Wheel Watermelon Drop
The Bumpis Memorial Ferris Wheel, located in the parking lot behind the College of Transportation, was in severe disrepair and in danger of rolling out onto Interstate 92. Inspired by the David Letterman show and the old Bozo's Circus show, a group of entrepreneurial students came up with the idea of dropping watermelons out of the moving Ferris Wheel gondolas into garbage cans lined up at the base. The more watermelons you get in the cans, the more tickets you win, redeemable for credit hours (elective classes only - see Student Handbook for details). They collected enough money to renovate the wheel, and now this event is a favorite, especially during the Finals Week Mega-Gala.
This is the grandpappy of all Campus events. Each academic year starts with "the Carnie", which boasts campus-wide games, mixers, dances, and so on. Parents are invited to attend but for legal reasons (State of NY vs U Knumbscull, doc#19-122, Nov. 1951) they must stay in the auditorium located behind the Armory located behind the refuse collection center.
The Carnie culminates with the Grand Parade. Each college rents an elephant from the local zoo and the Dean of the college rides it around the quad butt naked and wrapped in the college's banner. Symbolizing the natural tension that exists between students and teachers, the dean taunts nearby students as they threaten to throw fresh fruit. Signs posted on the elephants legs, however, remind the students that any direct hit will result in a 2-point grade loss per class. Nevertheless, the parade manages to allow students and staff alike to blow off some pre-semester steam.