Baylor University Celebrates Dia Del Oso with Fun Run, Petting Zoo, Movie Showings and More

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    Dia 2017 Ansel Elgort Concert (Baylor Photography)
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    Dia 2017 Meet and Greet with Miss Mei (Baylor Photography)
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    Dia 2017 Goat Yoga (Baylor Photography)
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    Dia 2017 Fun Run (Baylor Photography)
April 13, 2018

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WACO, Texas (April 13, 2019) – Since 1932, Baylor University students have celebrated a day off from classes to spend time with friends, listen to live music and enjoy the spring weather. This year, Baylor University will celebrate Dia Del Oso on Tuesday, April 17, with yoga, petting zoos, concerts and more.

Dia Del Oso, or "The Day of the Bear," will be preceded by Noche De Oso, a tradition that began in 2016. The events will begin Monday night and continue through late Tuesday.

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 16: Noche Del Oso at McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• 5:30 – 8 p.m.: Student Organization Activity Carnival

• 5 – 8 p.m.: Flag Football on McLane Field

• 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Crawfish Boil

• 7 – 8 p.m.: Free Throw Contests with President Dr. Linda A. Livingstone and First Gent Brad Livingstone

• 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Movie at McLane – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Tuesday, April 17: Dia Del Oso

Attractions:

• 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.: Inflatables and Dunk Tank

• 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Noon Lunch on Fountain Mall

• 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Baylor Driving Club Car Show in Morrison Lot

• 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.: Carnival Rides

• 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Exotic Animal Photo Opportunity

• 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Photo Garden, Overcoming Obstacles and Mini Golf

• 12 – 1 p.m.: Photo Opportunity with Miss Mei

• 1 – 4 p.m.: Archery Tag

• 2 – 10 p.m.: Food Trucks

• 3 – 4 p.m.: Dr. Pepper Hour

• 3 – 6 p.m.: Petting Zoofari

• 5 – 9 p.m.: Free Caricatures

• 9 – 10 p.m.: Baylor HQ

Main Stage:

• 11 a.m. – noon: Virtuoso: Baylor’s A Capella Group

• Noon – 1 p.m.: Poppers, Lockers and Shaker: Baylor’s Hip Hop Dance Club

• 1 – 2 p.m.: Swing Dance Society

• 2 – 3 p.m.: Comedy Hypnotist Jonathan Yeager

• 4 – 5 p.m.: Cameron Allmond, Student Musician

• 5 – 6 p.m.: Jacob Humber, Student Musician

• 6 – 7 p.m.: The Thinking Caps, Winners of Battle of The Bands

• 7 – 8 p.m.: Honest Men

Athletics:

• 9 – 11:45 a.m.: Goat Yoga

• 9 – 10 a.m.: Fun Run

• 10 – 11 a.m.: Zumba

• 1 – 5 p.m.: Smash Brothers

• 1 – 5 p.m.: Tug of War

• 1 – 5 p.m.: Bubble Soccer

For more information, registration and locations, visit the Dia Del Oso website.

by Brooke Battersby , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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