student activity association

Annual Traditions

Enhancing the WARRIOR Experience

SAA supports and sponsors ongoing annual traditions which have become staples of the ESU experience. From participation in initiatives like Homecoming and Family Weekend, to one-day events, to major campus-wide programs, SAA is here to serve, and to serve well.  

SAA Initiatives

SAA has created major annual programs like Color Me Warrior, End of Year Extravaganza and Global Week which enhance the Warrior Experience.

ESU Initiatives

SAA supports ongoing ESU traditions housed within heritage months, leadership programs, and other major initiatives.

Major Traditions Include



Quest is a 3 ½ day outdoor experiential program designed to help incoming freshmen and transfer students make the transition to collegiate at ESU. Program includes exciting activities and developmental programs.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Welcome Week aims to engage the incoming and returning students during their first days of the semester getting them acquainted to Warrior culture and sample what we have to offer.

Global Week

Global Week

Global Week is a campus-wide initiative that engages our community in a cultural celebration of international traditions, as well as experiential learning in areas of diversity, social justice, and service.

Additional Traditions

The 308

Street party during Warrior Induction celebrating the start of the new year with activities, performances, and lots of fun.

Club Fair

A time to meet and greet with representatives of clubs and organizations and sign up for your favorite.

Family Challenge

A family-oriented challenge/ropes course which takes place during Family Weekend aimed to build group cohesion.

Late Night @ The Rec

MRC becomes a giant playground during this annual event which includes an indoor laser tag arena, activities and food.

Earth Day

Annual event at ESU which joins the international demonstration in support of environmental protection.

One Book One Campus

Campus-Wide Initiative where our community selects a book and shares in-depth studies on it for the academic year.

Walk of the Warrior

This candle light ceremony during Warrior Inducion introduces new students to the seven Ways of the Warrior.

Color Me Warrior

Annual paint party and live DJ show which has become an anticipated experience each year.

Commuter Retreat

An overnight retreat at Stony Acres aimed to welcome commuter students into Warrior life.

Homecoming Royalty

Students representing clubs and organizations get the chance to run for ESU royalty during Homecoming and win a grand prize.


Annual leadership development trainings retreat for all SAA student staff and employees.

End of Year Extravaganza

An all out end of the academic year celebration with food and fun activities taking place on the last Thursday of class.

50 years

Enhancing the Warrior Experience!

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