World Series Activities Planned to Encourage Responsible Fan Behavior

As the World Series returns to Boston on Oct. 30, student leaders and campus officials are planning a number of activities to promote fun and responsible fan behavior.

In an e-mail sent to students on Oct. 28, Enku Gelaye, interim vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life, said the programming will begin at 10 p.m. on any night when either the Red Sox or Cardinals have three wins and are poised to clinch the championship. With the series tied at 2-2, neither team will have three wins until Oct. 30.

According to Gelaye, the Student Government Association has worked with her staff to arrange activities including free food, inflatables and other activities, on the Southwest concourse. In addition to the activities in Southwest, residence halls throughout campus will be hosting events, and the games will be televised in all the dining commons.

“It promises to be an exciting week of baseball and I want to thank the Student Government Association and the University Programming Council for their tireless work in helping to plan these activities,” said Gelaye. “They epitomize excellent representation of the student body, and their leadership has established a positive tone and set of expectations for our community as we enjoy the games with enthusiasm.

Gelaye’s message also directed students to the UMass Amherst Responsible Fan website, where there is information about acceptable and unacceptable fan behavior.