USA TODAY College–April 13, 2017
Easter Sunday is almost here, and several colleges are getting in the holiday spirit.
While some schools welcome families and children from the community to campus to hunt for candy and prizes and to participate in games and activities, others host egg hunts for the students. Here are some upcoming egg hunts:
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-AUSTIN: APRIL 13
The stakes in the annual Golden Egg Hunt, hosted by UT-Austin’s Co-Op and now in its fourth year, are a bit higher than most. The student who finds the golden egg will be rewarded *free* textbooks for one semester. Whoa. The Co-Op also hides orange eggs around campus that are filled with other prizes.
HUSTON-TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY: APRIL 13
This historically black liberal arts college, located in Austin near UT-Austin, is having it’s 13th annual community Easter egg hunt with a $500 scholarship prize egg, plus other eggs containing school supplies and candy. The college also has story-time, in which children learn the story of Easter. The event is sponsored by the University Ambassadors at Huston-Tillotson and welcomes children of all ages.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY: APRIL 15
This 23rd annual egg hunt and learning festival is hosted by Eggster, a student organization at UC-Berkeley. The event includes egg hunts for children, more than 40 educational booths and fundraising for local nonprofit organizations. This year’s hunt and festival will be at Campanile Esplanade, a large outdoor space on campus.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN: APRIL 15
The Michigan Law school, with the Christian Legal Society and the Older Wiser Law Students, is hosting its second annual Easter egg hunt. They encourage students, faculty and staff to attend and bring their children and families to hunt for candy-filled eggs.
HAVEFORD COLLEGE: APRIL 15
Community service organization Eighth Dimension is hosting its annual egg hunt at Haveford College, a small liberal arts college near Philadelphia. The afternoon will include face painting, games, arts and crafts and, of course, lots of eggs.
JACKSON COLLEGE: APRIL 15
Jackson College, a small school in Jackson, Mich., invited families with children who are 10 years old and younger to hunt for candy and prize-filled eggs on the central campus. This will be its fourth annual egg hunt.
Meanwhile, some colleges have already hosted community Easter egg hunts on their campuses.
University of Dallas alumni hosted an egg hunt for children and families April 9. Children up to 10 years old scoured the campus in search of toy-filled Easter eggs.
This small college in Frederick, Md., also held its Easter egg hunt April 9. It was hosted by the student government association and featured games, candy, prizes and arts and crafts.