April 15: A Mind, Body, Spirit Day dedicated to movement and celebration

On Thursday, April 15, our third Mind, Body, Spirit Day of the spring 2021 semester embraces the season of renewal and regrowth.

There will be no class meetings of any modality on April 15, and we have asked faculty not to make assignments due on or immediately after our three Mind, Body, Spirit Days as well.

Offices will be open, but we hope that staff are also practicing self-care, whether they are telecommuting, working on campus, or using accrued time off with supervisor’s approval.

The College is planning a full day of programming around the theme of “Movement & Celebration,” designed to provide our community with opportunities to recharge and feel ready to take on the last few weeks of the academic year.

Update, April 14: Sadly, the weather is not cooperating and some outdoor events, including the kickball tournament and the concert on the Quad, have been postponed. Stay tuned for updates about when these activities will be rescheduled!

Students can see a full list of April 15 events on Engage, and scroll down for details about some highlights. [Note: Outdoor events may be relocated or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.]

Movement & Celebration: Mind, Body, Spirit Day events for students on April 15

Are You Smarter Than Hugo Trivia, 12 p.m. in the SUB Multipurpose Room
Back by popular demand! Go toe to toe with our campus mascot for the chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Sponsored by the Prevention Coordinator, the Division of Student Affairs, the Center for Student Media, LGBTQ+ Community at New Paltz and the Center for Student Engagement.

Campuswide Kickball Tournament, 12 p.m. at the South Turf Field (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER)
The return of one of our favorite spring events! Teams can still register by contacting Kevin Makarewicz, Assistant Director of Wellness & Recreation, at makarewk@newpaltz.edu.
Sponsored by Athletics, Wellness & Recreation and Holistic Hawks.

Tai Chi class, 1 p.m. on the Parker Quad (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER)
Join Tai Chi instructor Jing Shuai for a meditative way to help you relax, erase tension, enhance your vitality, and calm your mind.
Sponsored by the Center for International Programs

Questionable Authorities, live at 3:30 p.m. from the Wooster Balcony (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER – RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 30)
Everyone’s favorite all-faculty rock band will perform an outdoor concert facing the Old Main Quad. Bring your dancing shoes!
Sponsored by Holistic Hawks

Other Health & Wellness programs:
Zumbathon, 5 p.m. at the AWC Dance Studio
Sunset Yoga, 6 p.m. in the AWC Hawk Center
Sponsored by Athletics, Wellness & Recreation