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April Reign
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, women, and coed teams compete in a course across Tressel Field with obstacles such as tires, bear crawls, long jumps, and more. Teams need the overall best times to win.


Tricycle Relay (Friday): Taking place at Finnie Stadium, teams will complete in a 4-person relay race, including 3 challenges along the designated route.


Pyramid (Saturday): 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.


Tug (Saturday): Also taking place at Wallace Lake in the Metroparks, teams complete in a tug-o-war.   

April Reign

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

5:00 p.m.:
Obstacle Course

Finnie Stadium

Tricycle Relay
Finnie Stadium

CEP Event (closed to public)
Event will be announced March 2015.
8 p.m.
Ursprung Gymnasium

Saturday, April 11, 2015

All Day: DJ 
Food to be purchased during lunch.
Wallace Lake @ Cleveland Metroparks

10:00am Events begin

EVENTS: Tug and Pyramid

(Rest of schedule will be posted closer to event, based on the number of teams involved.)

April Reign is sponsored by the Junior Class Officers:
President: Tom Jackson
Vice President: Ashley King
Treasurer: Corey Dailey
Advisor: Kathy Petras

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