Star Wars Day roundup

Posted on May 4, 2016 in Campus News

The force awakened on Mount Oread for Star Wars Day. The unofficial holiday for fans of the franchise is May 4 (as in May the fourth be with you), and this year did not disappoint.

Thanks to a promotion by KU Dining Services, the 7th annual Star Wars Day celebration at KU encouraged Jayhawks and Jedi alike to dine at Brella’s in the Kansas Union to raise funds for Make-a-Wish, while transforming campus into the Cantina from Tatooine. Cosplay characters from the 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs and the Dark Empire posed for pics and entertained crowds on Jayhawk boulevard, while other KU offices got into the act on social media. According to one participant who referred to himself only as “the Dark Lord,” Wednesday’s event was, “impressive …most impressive.”

Here’s a roundup of posts celebrating all things Star Wars at KU. May the force be with you, Jayhawks.

–David Johnston

The Force has awakened at the @universityofkansas & the @kuunion! #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay

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