ECU winds down semester with 35th “Barefoot on the Mall” celebration

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – As another school year winds down at ECU, students and faculty took a break and had some fun today.

The ECU Student Activities Board hosted its 35th annual “Barefoot on the Mall” event.

Thousands of students and faculty took to the mall surrounding the cupola on campus to enjoy the festivities. There was plenty to do including inflatables, laser tag, karaoke, and make-your-own tie-dye t-shirts and hand sculptures.BAREF2OOT

Student organizations also lined the sidewalks to connect with fellow classmates.

There’s also a free concert. Headliner Charlie Puth cancelled due to illness, but music artists Eastern Comfort and local band “Gumbo” and Pirates Got Talent winning duo Xavier Brodie and Trey Scarborough are all slated to perform.

Katie Church with SAB Promotions says this event is a great way to unwind before cramming for finals.

“We’re gonna enjoy this last hurrah before finals start and everyone leaves for the summer,” said Church who helped organize the event. “I think it’s just perfect way for students to relax, have fun and enjoy ECU.”

The event concludes with a screening of the classic Pixar film Finding Nemo.

Organizers expect over 5,000 students to attend the event.

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