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The two main highlights of the year are usually Spirit Day and Candlelight. Spirit Day takes place around the second month of school and represents welcoming the spirit of the new year. Its a free event filled with food, music and booths from all of the organizations on campus. Candlelight is OLLU's winter formal. During Candlelight, one of the main hallways are adorned with lights and garland that brings the Christmas spirit to life. Everyone dresses in their finest clothes for nice dinner with live entertainment, followed by caroling in the main hallway and concludes with a fun dance in the chapel auditorium. At OLLU, I am involved with the University Programming Council or UPC. As a member, I am in charge of planning the events and guest speakers/performances that come to the Lake. Every year, the chair memebers will go to a conference and pick from a showcase of actors, musicians, magicians and motivational speakers to hire to perform at OLLU. My favorite group on campus would be the LIFE program because it introduced me to most of the friends I have today. LIFE stands for Leadership Institute for Freshman Excellence which help freshman learn leadership skills to get them through college. OLLU is very spirited when it comes to their student organizations such as athletics, theater department, art programs and sororities and fraternities. Each department offers several events to keep students involved and busy. Athletics have trailers for their fans, most of the plays within the theater department are open auditions-meaning anyone within the university are welcome to audition and the sororities and fraternities on campus are always hosting events such as walk/run-a-thons, billiard tournaments and the annual Monster Mash Bash Halloween dance and costume contest. OLLU is not big when it comes to partying. There are a lot more social interactive events and gatherings within a family environment rather than the typical wild parties and "Greek Life" that are commonly associated with colleges.