Office of Student Life
Coordinated by the Junior Class Officers
Originally called May Day, the event celebrated the crowning of the May Queen.
It included picnics, maypole and folk dances on the green, fraternity floats and athletic contests.
When BW transitioned to semesters in 1999, the event was renamed April Reign.
Check out Photos from last year's April Reign Weekend! (via Baldwin Wallace University's Facebook Page)
Obstacle Course (Friday): Taking place in Finnie Stadium, men and women compete in a course across Tressel Field with obstacles such as tires, hurdles, long jumps, and more. Teams need the overall best times to win.
Pyramid (Friday): Also taking place in Finnie Stadium, teams must build a 10 person pyramid, achieving the best overall time to win. Teams crawl to position, one row at a time, having to clear under a pole (2 ft off the ground), twice before reaching their final build position. Once the pyramid is built, teams must pass a whistle (attached to a baton) to the top person to stop the clock.
Boat Race (Saturday): Taking place at Wallace Lake in the Metroparks, teams compete in inflatable boats. Teams are 5 persons per boat. They must row a designated length of Wallace lake, with the best overall time winning the event.
Tug (Saturday): Also taking place at Wallace Lake in the Metroparks, teams complete in a tug-o-war.
A Baldwin Wallace tradition, today April Reign celebrates the arrival of spring and warm weather on campus. Fraternities, sororities and student groups display the spirit of competition through fun challenges that build teamwork and blow off some steam before finals. Held on campus and at the nearby Metroparks and Coe Lake, the event is an annual favorite among students and the BW community.
2015 Events - Times may fluctuate during the events, but start time is accurate.
Friday, April 10, 2015
5:15 p.m.: Pyramid Building
CEP Event (closed to public)
Event will be announced March 2015.
Saturday, April 10, 2015
All Day: DJ & Giveaways.
Food to be purchased during lunch.
Wallace Lake @ Cleveland Metroparks
10:00 a.m.: Men's & Women's Tug (Round 1)
11:00 a.m.: Men's & Women's Boat (Round 1)
12:00 p.m.: Picnic Lunch (Bring your Jacket Express/cash to pay.)
1:00 p.m.: Tug & Boat Semi-finals
2:00 p.m.: Tug & Boat Finals
3:00 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
5:30 p.m.: "Cheers to April Reign" GAMMA Barbeque
Union West Lawn/Rainsite: SAC
April Reign is sponsored by the Junior Class Officers:
President: Tom Jackson
Vice President: Ashley King
Treasurer: Corey Dailey
Advisor: Kathy Petras