Students explore CMU clubs and culture at MainStage event


Cleveland, Ohio junior Walter Mueller tables for his Improv organization during MainStage on Aug. 26 outside Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Students new and old were given a chance to learn more about ways to get involved across campus at MainStage on Saturday. 

MainStage is an annual event taking place during Welcome Weekend where students can discover and talk with on-campus groups, student organizations and local businesses they can get involved with over the school year. MainStage took place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in parking lot 62, between Kelly/Shorts Stadium and Rose Pond.

Many freshmen used MainStage as a way to navigate the university. Kenzie Leeseberg, a freshman from Georgia, found the event to be valuable when it came to finding new opportunities around the unfamiliar campus.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed everything that I've experienced," Leeseberg said. "The exposure to all the different events and clubs without having to go far away from your dorm is really great and interesting. I also like the fact that there are so many different clubs and organizations, and different variations of the clubs."

"The diversity of the clubs and activities students can get involved with is very interesting to me, and it's very helpful as a student coming from across the country to get involved easily and quickly."

MainStage was also a way for student organizations to reach a wider audience, Walter Mueller. The Cleveland junior attended the event to represent After Hours Improv, an improvisational theatre group that puts on monthly shows. 

"We are so happy with the turnout," Mueller said. "We've gotten so many people interested in joining, and whether or not they end up joining, it's great to see all this interest."


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