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Clubs selected for Spring Fling based on their applications

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Selena Quintanilla | The Daily Wildcat A young child looks eagerly to the prizes at one of the booths during Spring Fling 2017.

There are hundreds of clubs at the University of Arizona, so how are particular clubs chosen to receive booths at Spring Fling? They can’t all fit on the UA Mall.

The Spring Fling and Associated Students of the University of Arizona departments select clubs to participate in Spring Fling based on their applications and a set of questions. 

“During the application, clubs fill out four different sections of questions, called the ‘all club questions,’ which they are graded on,” said Josler Tudisco, the Spring Fling marketing director.

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All clubs that are recognized by ASUA are sent an email about applications opening up. This year, 64 clubs sent in applications for Spring Fling.

“The questions under the ‘all clubs’ questions section are pretty intuitive,” Tudisco said. “Most are along the lines of, ‘How often does your club meet?’ and ‘How many active members does your club have?’”

While applications are accepted from all clubs, Tudisco said there is no guarantee a club will be selected to a food booth.

“After applying, the clubs can choose to apply for multiple or all opportunities that Spring Fling has to offer,” Tudisco said. “Like original food booth, commercial food booth, commercial game, field supervisors, security and parking and general operations.”

The clubs are graded on their answers to the all club questions for specific involvement. 

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“The clubs were then cut off based on their score, depending on which involvement they indicated,” Tudisco said. “For example, in the original food booths, there are 16 spots; the top 16 scoring clubs in that specific category would get their own original food booths.”

The clubs were graded blindly by multiple individuals in the Spring Fling and ASUA departments. 

“[Spring Fling] is important because it’s unique and it’s for an amazing cause,” Tudisco said. “All the money we make from the carnival goes back to the clubs that put it on with us. Since it has been back on campus, the money that the clubs receive has tripled.”

Tudisco shared the importance of Spring Fling for the UA.

“Spring Fling is something that you can take your family to, take your friends to or even take a date to. I had one of my first dates there,” Tudisco said. “When you get there and you see the families having fun and the community having a blast, there is just no greater feeling.”


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