The Search for the Missing Tower
Unfortunately, we have very little information about the first Quadfest.
So, here is what we've learned over the years about the first Quadfest...
How it all began...
It all started when a group of students, in late 1991, had the idea for a
huge campus event. An event by students, for students. This group of
students had plans to hold a large campus-wide event, but they needed
some support. The idea was brought before the 1993 Social Committee
executive board at their annual retreat (one of the founding members of
Quadfest was an executive of the Social Committee). The group of students
was looking for SocComm's support to the idea and the event.
This group of students wanted an event on campus that would bring people
together, and not be affiliated with any one organization. Today, this is
the basic principle behind the existance of Quadfest. Quadfest is not
affiliated with any organization on campus. We simply seek out the
support of as many organizations as possible.
The first Quadfest was a success. Starting with various events on the
quad during the day, and concluding with a great show by They Might Be Giants in Harrington
Auditorium. The slogan used for the daytime Quadfest events was Carpe
Quad. The T-shirts had a drawing of a fist clenching a warped quad on
the back and the two towers logo with the question mark (search for the
third tower) on the front.
Special thanks to one of the originators of the Quadfest
idea for providing most of this information
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