Despite cold and wet conditions, more than 50 students stripped for the annual Undie Run Friday evening on Flag Lane. After braving the weather, particpants warmed up at an Undies After Dark-themed Up All Night in the CUB.
The Undie Run and Up All Night were part of the WSU Residence Hall Association's (RHA) 2012 "Spring Hall Week," which took place last week on campus.
Matt Mattson, RHA director of programming, said some events throughout the week included fundraising and hall contests along with the annual Undie Run.
Clothing left from the Undie Run and Undies After Dark event were donated to Second Chance Animals at the end of the evening.
Freshman Ashley Williams said although she did not strip down for the evening, she thinks it was a unique way to give back to the Pullman community. She said it is not everyday you get to see a group of students stick it out in the cold for a good cause.
Mattson said Second Chance Animals opened a thrift store next to the Thai Ginger restaurant a few months ago and RHA wanted to help the community through clothing donations.
Along with the Undie Run, RHA hosted a Fear Factor in the Stephenson Downunder with about 80 people in attendance and a Rock-a-Thon fundraiser where halls collected donations on Terrell Mall all day.
Residence Halls also competed in a hall decorating contest. Teams chose one area in their hall to feature and decorated it. The teams tried to get the area seen by more than 100 people each day. Decoration themes were based on the week's them of "Cougar Nations." Each hall was assigned a country where WSU students are able to study abroad as their specific theme.
Other activities during Spring Hall Week included the RHA’s version of the Amazing Race, field games on Thompson Flats, tug-of-war and a water balloon toss.