Celebrate Apple Blossom 2021 with us on campus with events just for Shenandoah Students!
As is tradition, Shenandoah University is proudly displaying pink and green across campus. There is no doubt that on campus and in the Shenandoah Valley — It’s Bloom Time! Attend events at SU’s very own Apple Blossom celebration happening right here on campus!
Winchester has celebrated Apple Blossom since 1924 and — except for the years during World War II and in 2020 during the COVID pandemic when it was not held — each year we look forward to the celebration of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival! We’re so excited that The Bloom is back in 2021!
Dash N Dye
Saturday, April 17, 10:00 am | Sarah’s Glen
The event will be a fun run/walk, 5K around the Winchester campus. All SU students, faculty, and staff with a green pass & SU ID card must register for the race. Registration will begin at 9 am.
Saturday, April 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Sarah’s Glen, Lot E, & Abrams Creek Amphitheatre
The Sting is hosting an outdoor Club Carnival in and around Sarah’s Glen. Enjoy free games, prizes, and food! Games include trash can pong, a dunk tank, and a mechanical bull! Grab free food at a cookout with the Sport Business Association and take home a unique drawing from a caricature artist. For more information, contact President of The Sting Cera Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple Blossom T-shirts
Saturday, April 17, 3:00 pm (while supplies lasts) | Sarah’s Glen
Tie-dye a FREE Apple Blossom shirt with The Sting while supplies last starting at 3 pm. For more information, contact President of The Sting Cera Graves at email@example.com.
Tasty Treat Tuesday – Apple Blossom Tropical Smoothie
Tuesday, April 20, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (while supplies lasts) | BSC
Stop by the Brandt Student Center for a free PINK or GREEN smoothie from Tropical Smoothie! One smoothie per student until supplies last. Questions? Contact Myles Hairston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors in Bloom – Pink & Green Decorating Contest
Monday, April 26 – Thursday, April 29
Ready to get in the Apple Blossom spirit?! Get out the pink & green and decorate the door of your room, your office, your cubicle wall, or even your door at home for our ShenFlex and commuter students! Submit the Doors in Bloom form by noon on Thursday, April 29 to enter the contest. For virtual entries, judging will take place on Thursday, April 29 at 3 p.m. For main campus rooms and offices, judging will take place in person on Thursday, April 29 starting at 4 p.m. $150, $75, and $50 prizes will be awarded to the top 3 student doors and wine flight tickets for James Charles Winery will be awarded to the top 3 faculty/staff doors. Judging criteria includes use of color, use of space, use of creative material, and overall impression. Bonus points for incorporating the 2021 theme: “Back in Bloom”. For more information contact Maggie McCampbell Lien at email@example.com.
Bloomin’ Dance Party
Monday, April 26, 7:00 – 8:00 pm | Lowry Tennis Court or Zoom
Wear your pink & green to get in the Apple Blossom Spirit and join us at the Lowry Tennis Court or via Zoom. Bloomin’ Dance Party with Morgan is an energized fitness class that feels more like a night out dancing than a workout at the gym. Party yourself into shape with dance moves inspired by hip-hop music that will get your heart rate up while shaping your body. Bloomin’ Dance Party will include FREE pink & green giveaways! For more information, contact Matt Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloomin’ Bingo for SU alumni & students
Thursday, April 29, 7:00 pm | Zoom
To celebrate this year’s 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival we’re hosting Bloomin’ Bingo! We hope you will join Shenandoah University alumni in your pink and green for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Register by Tuesday, April 27 to get the Zoom link. Winners will receive their prizes via email or regular mail after the event concludes.
Friday, April 30, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | HLSB Lawn
Kick off Apple Blossom weekend at Blossom Bash on the HLSB Lawn! Spend some time with animals of Heavenly Heart Petting Zoo, including Jojo the unicorn! Cool off with Mattie’s Soft Serve and listen to DJ Georgie drop some blooming beats in Sarah’s Glen. Apple Blossom t-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to 30 students at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm. Contact Brittney Burton email@example.com for more information.
Movie Night: Godzilla vs. Kong
Friday, April 30, 7 pm | Apple Blossom AMC Theaters
Kick back, relax and watch Godzilla vs. Kong! Transportation, special Apple Blossom masks, and concessions will be provided. Meet at the Brandt Student Center rotunda to head to Apple Blossom AMC Theater — the van will depart from the Brandt Student Center Parking Lot D at 6:30 p.m. Registration is limited to 30 people. Contact Myles Hairston at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Apple Blossom Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, May 1, 10:00 am | Sarah’s Glen
This will be a 2-mile run/walk around Shenandoah University’s Winchester campus that will start at the tent in Sarah’s Glen. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the race. The first 75 adults and 25 children to register in advance (and complete the run/walk) will receive a free T-shirt to commemorate the event. Pre-register using the Fun Run Registration Form by 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, to be eligible for a T-shirt (while supplies last). All Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff and their families are welcome to participate. We would also like to invite the vaccine clinic volunteers who have been vaccinated, along with their families, to join us. Fun Run participants are encouraged to park at the Brandt Student Center or University Inn. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Rock the Bloom
Saturday, May 1, 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Sarah’s Glen & Lot E
Head to Sarah’s Glen for Rock the Bloom to enjoy tasty treats like pink & green slushies, funnel cakes, and cotton candy. Test your skills at axe-throwing and rock-climbing. Listen to music from DJ Georgie while you play fun carnival games. Apple Blossom t-shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to 50 students at 1 pm, 30 students at 1:30 pm, and 30 students at 2 pm. You must have a green pass and follow all COVID-19 guidelines to participate. Contact Maggie McCampbell Lien firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Battle of the Bands
Saturday, May 1, 6:00-8:00 pm | Intramural Field behind BSC
The Swarm Battle of the Bands is a showcase of work created and produced by Shenandoah University students across all majors, genres, and disciplines! Watch performances from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the field behind Shingleton. Contestants will compete in a talent show format, with one act ultimately winning the grand prize of free studio time with a producer of the act’s choice. A panel of judges made up of faculty and students will give constructive feedback after every performance. After all of the acts have performed, the audience will vote on their favorite act to choose the winner! Contact email@example.com with questions.
Alpha Psi Omega Lip Sync for Your Life
Saturday, May 1, 8:00-9:00 pm | Shentel Stadium
This annual fundraiser, Lipsync for Your Life takes place on Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m. at Shentel Stadium. This event is a drag performance/competition for SU students that honors Ira Harris, a graduate of Shenandoah’s musical theatre program who passed away at a young age. This scholarship was created in memory of Ira and helps make the joy of an arts education possible by providing financial assistance to a Shenandoah Conservatory Musical Theatre student. Contact Erin Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shenandoah Lights Up the Night Fireworks Display
Saturday, May 1, 9:30 p.m. | Winchester Campus
As a member of the university community, we invite you to view the fireworks on campus or around town with family and friends, all while adhering to the CDC’s guidelines regarding mask usage and social distancing.Because the fireworks will be set off in the parking lot of Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, we ask that you do not sit on or near the OBT lawn or parking lot. Good viewing spots on campus include Sarah’s Glen, the armory parking lot, the D Lot outside the Brandt Student Center, and the Brandt Student Center parking garage, although any spot on campus will offer a great view of the fireworks unless signage indicates otherwise. Please bring your SU student, faculty or staff ID with you.
Pancakes & Hammocks
Sunday, May 2, 12:00-2:00 pm | Quad
Ready to unwind from all of the Apple Blossom festivities? Head over to the Quad for free pancakes while supplies last and relax in the hammocks! Regular and gluten-free pancakes will be available. Contact email@example.com.