Look Back At: Pig Out over the years

As midterms quickly approach, we are reminded that one of Augusta University’s most popular traditions is coming soon.

Pig Out is a long-standing appreciation day for all of the university’s students. Each year, students see the Summerville Campus transform into a festival full of free food, music, activities, T-shirt giveaways and more.

“This year, students can expect for Pig Out to be just as eventful as last year’s, possibly better,” said LaTisha Joiner, coordinator for student involvement and adviser for The CREW.

“Some of what we have in store are attractions such as a rock wall and creative novelties that the students can make such as wax hands, nameplates, and Mason jars,” she added.

The CREW will be hosting this year’s Pig Out from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, on the Summerville Campus.

When you take a look back at some of the most recent Pig Outs, you’ll see why many students easily call this their favorite event of the year.

Pig Out on the Bayou (2013)

The CREW has always been distinguished for their extraordinary themes and 2013 was no different. Pig Out on the Bayou brought some Louisiana flair to campus, from the food to the activities, including rice and beans and custom street signs.


Pig Out: Survivor’s Edition (2014)

The mission for Survivor’s Edition was to bring out students’ “A” game. With multiple competition-based activities, this year was full of fun. Prizes were given to everyone who “survived” one of the several inflatable challenge courses. Students even made custom dog tags as a keepsake.


When in Rome, Pig Out (2015)

The event aimed to unleash everyone’s inner Roman warrior. With new inflatable challenge courses and the debut of bubble soccer, this was an unforgettable event. Even Augustus came out to show his Jaguar Pride at one of the university’s largest student events of the year.


 Pig Out: Fiesta Grande (2016)

Who would miss the opportunity to get free food from Moe’s? With the return of the fan favorite bubble soccer and inflatables, the Summerville Campus was flooded with student attendees. A mechanical bull also made its debut. Students were able to make custom maracas, take a swing at pinatas and more.


 Pig Out (2018)

Last year brought back many fan favorites. The event also included henna tattoos, customized bracelets and caricature artists. The mechanical bull was so popular, even some of our faculty and staff had to give it a try.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up to volunteer at the event.

“We’re happy to make this tradition come to life every year,” said Joe Pierce, director of student life. “The faculty and staff involved love participating because it’s their opportunity to interact with students outside the confines of the classroom and office. It is truly one of the events that brings everyone on Summerville to the center of campus.”

The CREW serves as the university’s main student programming board.

Learn more about getting involved with the Jaguar Production Crew.

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