The new Cardinal Fest was a fun way to gather the campus community outside the classroom.

On a Saturday in November, a new late-fall tradition was successfully launched with the first Cardinal Fest. A true all-community event, Cardinal Fest attracted over 500 students, faculty, staff, and their families to high-spirited fun, games, and lunch in the Gostomski Fieldhouse. It was planned as a time to bring people together and unwind before the sprint to final exams after Thanksgiving. The event was a campuswide collaboration involving Student Activities, Development and Alumni Relations, Student Activities Committee, Future Alumni Committee, Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Cardinal Athletics, and Chartwells.