SPRING FLING 2024 Faculty, Staff, Grad Staff and Retiree Appreciation Day

Spring Fling non-registration events

The events listed on this page do not require pre-registration.  Just show up on May 23 and join the fun!

You can find the events that do require registration here:  Registration-required events

Information Table

Where: North end of Memorial Mall, in front of the food tent
When: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Not sure where to go? Staff will be available to guide you to your event. 


Where: Under the big tent on the Memorial Mall lawn
When: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a great lunch with your friends and colleagues. Bottled water and soft drink will also be available. In order that more staff are able to enjoy lunch, please remember you may take only one lunch.

Fitness Classes

Where: South end of Memorial Mall 
When:  12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Looking for a way to enjoy the fun day and still get some exercise? Bring your exercise mat and join us on the mall this year for an exercise class taught by instructors from our Recreation & Wellness Center!


The Spring Fling coordinating committee is proud to sponsor Purdue's Sustainability Master Plan. We continue to offer products in recyclable packaging and provide containers for the compostable waste.  We ask that everyone do their part by utilizing the proper containers - it takes the whole campus community to make this successful. 

Entertainment - DJ

Where: Memorial Mall
When:  11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Enjoy the sounds of local DJ Wendell Ferguson. With more than 30 years of service to the Greater Lafayette area, he provides the most up-to-date and energetic events throughout Lafayette. Come out and give karaoke a try!

Yard Games

Where: South end of Memorial Mall
When:  11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

If you're looking for a game that doesn't require a lot of pain and strain, join a game of Corn Hole or Ladder Golf with your friends and co-workers!                                                                           


Where: Stewart Center, Room 214 ABCD
When: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Come and play this game of chance and make it an extra special day by winning some great prizes for getting "Bingo"!                                                                                                                         

PURA - Purdue University Retirees Association

Where: Memorial Mall
When: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Think you're ready for retirement? Stop by and speak to PURA representatives about what you should be doing now.

Disc Golf

Where:  Bottom of Slayter Hill
When: 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Bring your own discs or check some out from the CoREC. Whether you've been playing for a while, or are looking for something new to try - disc golf is becoming one of the greatest lifetime fitness sports available. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, however, players use a flying disc rather than a ball and clubs. If you're interested in playing, meet at the bottom of Slayter Hill at 1:00p.m. on May 23 and get started!

Blood Drive for the Indiana Blood Center

Where: Bus Lane Memorial Mall
When:  11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The donation process takes less than an hour. It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating. Most people are eligible to donate. For more information, click here.