UPDATE: Joe Singer, senior associate director of the Carolina Union, estimated FallFest raised $52,500 from sponsors. He said the estimated total cost of FallFest was $61,982, and the Union sets aside money to cover any extra cost that isn't met by the sponsors.
The Carolina Union Activities Board is upping the stakes for FallFest this year — for students attending and those manning a booth.
Jasmine Howard, marketing and project coordinator for the Carolina Union, said some of the logistical changes include more accountability for student organizations and the use of an event map.
She said each student table will have to be manned until 1 a.m. unlike previous years when tables would leave earlier in the evening.
“All student organizations will be on Hooker Fields and the School of Government,” Howard said. “We’ll also have one stage for performances which will help with foot traffic. We really want to improve the experience for everyone and make the event flow better.”
The more exciting changes in store for FallFest are bigger giveaways throughout the night, incorporating the use of OneCards into raffles and giveaways, she said.
Howard said they are giving away a $200 Student Stores gift card at 10:30 p.m., a lunch with Chancellor Carol Folt and two friends at 11:15 p.m., CUAB Homecoming VIP Experience at midnight and at 1 a.m. Beats Solo2 Headphones, iPad Mini and case.
She also said the Homecoming concert will be announced by CUAB at midnight along side the giveaway.