From: Involvement Center
Date: August 25
Subject: The Loop | Register for Backyard Bash, Leadership Summit, and More...



The Loop | Keeping student org leaders in-the-know
the loop AUGUST 25, 2021 
Hello Org Leaders!

We are so excited to welcome you back to campus very soon!  To help you gear up for fall, read on for important reminders and announcements.

Are you Registered for Backyard Bash?


Backyard Bash is less than two weeks away! This year’s event will take place September 7th from 5pm-8pm. As a reminder, organizations must complete BOTH of the following steps no later than August 31st.
Step 1: Complete the Backyard Bash 2021 Registration Form for the in-person event
Step 2: Set up and activate your virtual fair booth

Not sure what's been completed for your org?  Check the link below to see if you're missing anything.

Questions? Contact Jessica Kielcheski

Want help setting up your virtual booth?

View our Loop Archive or join us on MS Teams for a BYB Virtual Booth Assistance event this Friday, August 27th from 2:30pm – 4:30pm.


Register and access the meeting link for this drop-in event on CONNECT.

Friday, August 27
Start End   Event         Location
2:30pm 4:30pm BYB Virtual Booth Assistance Virtual on Teams

Register for Leadership Summit!

Monday, October 4th from 6-9PM

All orgs are required to send a representative as part of the org re-registration process.

Register by September 30th on CONNECT.  Watch The Loop for more information about Org Re-Registration and the Leadership Summit.

Update your Officers in CONNECT


Switched officers this summer? It’s imperative that your officers are up-to-date in CONNECT to ensure your organization recieves all the necessary information to prepare for a successful semester.


Learn how

Submit a Fall Blanket Reservation

Get in your blanket reservation request to secure your meeting room for fall semester!

Complete the request form

Note: Blanket reservations may not be confirmed until late summer. However, it's still important to make your request right away as space is first come, first served.

Questions? Contact Ben Markl in the MSC Conferences and Events Office, 214 Memorial Student Center.

Funded for Prizes?  What You Need to Know!

If your student organization is funded for prizes in your budget from the SSA you must work with the Involvement Center to have a prize form completed.  A prize form needs to be routed and approved a minimum of one week BEFORE the event for the item(s) purchased to be reimbursed. 

Students are not allowed to complete these forms and must request assistance from Rhonda Rubenzer to submit it on your behalf.

Please email Rhonda if you need a prize form submitted and include the following information:

  • PDF advertising the event
  • Event Name:
  • Event Date:
  • Describe the event and the objective of the prizes, awards or gifts:
  • Who is eligible to win? This should always be "Only Students"
  • How will the winner be selected?

After prizes are awarded to the participants, a gift card log must be completed and emailed to Rhonda Rubenzer.

Questions? Contact Rhonda Rubenzer