Saturday getaway bus trips

By: Rebekka Carpenter ’17, Staff Writer

Lebanon Valley College’s Student Programming Board is once again providing a series of fun and exciting off-campus trips.

Annville is within driving distance of several major attractions and events, but for some students driving is not an option because of costs or lack of transportation. To help the students of LVC, the Student Programming Board for the past 15 years has planned a bus trip every Saturday throughout the semester as a way to provide students with a ride to these attractions and events.

Jennifer Evans, director of Student Activities, explains the purpose of providing these the trips for the students.

“[The trips] provide students with a way to get you know places in the area and to get off campus for some fun,” Evans said. “It offers students an alternative activity.”

The bus trips are available to any full-time student at the College. As far as the cost, they are usually free unless the event is expensive. The Student Programming Board will then ask the student to cover a small portion of the cost.

Feedback from the students has been positive.

“I have gone on multiple bus trips and they are actually really fun and they are a great way to try something new,” Julia Gober, junior business major, said. “I went on the ski trip and I got to try skiing without paying a huge amount of money.”

While most of the trips suggestions come from the Student Programming Board, students and staff members can submit their suggestions, as well.

The next bus trip is scheduled for Feb. 11 and will take students to a Hershey Bears ice hockey game. The bus leaves campus at 5 p.m. and will return after the game. Students can sign up on Redbook to reserve a seat. Interested students must hurry; seats fill fast.

A full list of future trips can be found hanging on the bulletin board across from the Center for Student Engagement in the Allan W. Mund College Center.