Bearfest is one of the oldest events on campus. Each year the committee of students who plan Bearfest meet weekly starting in the Fall semester. To stay connected with Bearfest and hear about updates throughout the year such as meeting dates, applications, and contests, follow the Bearfest at Kutztown University Facebook page.
Bearfest 44 will be April 26-29th, 2023
Check back in March 2023 for a full event line-up!
Ways students can get involved with Bearfest:
Join the Committee
Bearfest meetings are every Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Dixon Conference Room, starting in November. (Fall meetings will not occur during Thanksgiving week or Finals week.)
Volunteer at Bearfest
Such a large event takes a lot of people to make it successful. In addition to the committee members, Bearfest also uses volunteers to help with a variety tasks. Students who volunteer for a predetermined minimum number of hours will receive a free t-shirt with the logo and Bearfest sponsors.
Volunteer sign ups will be accepted in April.
Student Organization Booth/Participation
While each year the Bearfest committee determines which events and activities will happen during Bearfest, there are always opportunities for student organizations to get involved, such as hosting a booth on Saturday, Bearfest Community Carnival day.
Sign ups and more information will be available in April. Organizations interested in playing a larger role can contact Bearfest Advisor Kaili Soisson with questions or ideas.
Thursday of Bearfest has included a slide of some sort for many years. In recent years, it has been a foam slide.
Bearfest always strives to include a variety of activities for students to enjoy. A popular activity that you may see at Bearfest is t-shirt tie dying.
Human Whack a Mole
Activities range from individual activities to group activities, some are crafts, while others are more active, so there's something for everyone to enjoy!
Jump into the fun at Bearfest!
Casino Night is one of Bearfest's longest traditions, and one of its most popular, too! It is completely free to play, but there are so many prizes to win from!
You'll often see students enjoying the environment at Bearfest, adding their own activities by tossing around a football or frisbee.
No matter your taste, you'll find something you enjoy at Bearfest!
Bearfest is a great opportunity for students to de-stress a bit before the semester ends.
Go for the jackpot!
Test your luck at Casino Night!