Springfest is being moved to fall due to high costs, causing a tuition increase for the fall semester.
“An event like this needs a lot of fundraising and saving,” said Fettuccine Alfredo, head of the Spring Activities board. “I’m giving the students free reign to plan Springfest, so I actually haven’t been paying much attention to what they’re doing with it.”
Student Senate vice president Bruce Kik, has made a few changes to the traditional event that he hopes will draw more student attendees.
“I was looking to do something different,” said Kik. “We actually pulled in the crew from Entertainment 720 to make this a campus-wide event.”
Students that attend will be placed in a drawing to win an iPhone 4S and a 10 percent discount coupon to Viking’s Cove Bookstore.
The event’s location hasn’t been chosen. Kik believes that having it in various locations will increase the number of students participating.
The upcoming event is said to be comparable to the Coachella 2012 lineup, including guest appearances by DJ Kalid, Billy Fucillo, Bernie Sanders’ ghost, Lil Sebastian and Damn Daniel’s white Vans.
“I think hiring dancing courtroom lobsters from the Amanda Show was a nice touch,” said Student Senate treasurer Jeremiah Dylan. “Considering the costs of this event, the total cost of attending Hudson Valley is only going to increase about $7,000 for next semester.”
In addition to celebrity guests, the college also plans on eliminating the caricature station and replacing it with a mobile tattoo parlor.
Tattoos will be free for students. However, the only design the parlor is permitted to tattoo is “Be Bold. Be a Viking.”
“I think I’m going to get ‘Be Bold. Be a Viking’ tattooed on my forehead,” said individual studies student, Scotty Pea. “You only live once, am I right?”
“It’s going to be so lit,” said freshman student Daniel Vann, studying in Hudson Valley’s new Vape Sciences program. “I hear Fetty Wap might make an appearance,” he added.
Springfest will be held on Oct. 18, from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Free food will be provided by Schenectady County Community College’s culinary program.