Welcome to ‘Q’ Chella

Rhea Ghosh

On Thursday Aug. 29, the Student Programming Board (SPB)  hosted the Food Truck and Film Festival event. Many students came to watch Marvel’s hit movie, “End Game,” while also enjoying  free popcorn and candy.

Earlier that day, there were food trucks that sold out after selling 400 pieces in an about an hour and a half, according to Taylor Sniffen, a senior journalism major who holds the position of SPB’s the Main Stage Chair. 

Chance Burken, a freshman who attended the event, said his favorite part of the event was getting free snacks.

Many members of SPB said a lot of planning went into the event as they started back in May to reserve the film and food trucks. The Film Festival is Quinnipiac Welcome Week tradition that falls on the Thursday of every welcome week. 

The big theme for Welcome Week this year was “Q” Chella.

“Every welcome week and welcome back week has a theme so our outgoing president from last year picked the theme of ‘Q’ Chella,” said Sniffen.

This theme attracted a lot of freshmen according to, Jordan Wasylak, a senior film major and the vice president of Late Night for SPB. 

“Coachella is a huge event and definitely making it ‘Q’ Chella for the school and making that the Welcome Week theme attracted the freshman,” Wasylak said.  “The Welcome Week events trivia night, the comedian and the freshman breakfast were all successful events.” 

The welcome weekend was also an extension of SPB’s welcome week. Welcome weekend happened the weekend after all freshmen moved in, including a variety of events featuring hypnotist, Sailesh. 

Just like that popular events, later Welcome Week events were also a hit, including the trip to see Zac Brown Band. 

“The Zac Brown travel tickets sold out fast and people are still asking to get tickets so it’ll definitely be one of our big events,” Tyler McNeil, public relations major and Vice President for Membership for SPB said. 

Overall, members of SPB said the Welcome Week activities and events were a huge success.