MayFest

Event

MayFest

May 2, 2022 - May 6, 2022

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate the end of the academic year either in person or from the comfort of their own home at Mayfest 2022.

This long-standing New York Tech tradition is hosted by the Campus Programming Board and Office of Student Life with various student organizations collaborating to bring fun and new events as well.

For more information, contact Paul Ferrante at pferra01@nyit.edu, or Hannah Berling at hberling@nyit.edu.

Graduating in May? Don’t forget to sign up for Final Roar. By making a gift of $20.22 to the Senior Class Gift Fund, you’ll receive a limited-edition spirit box as our thank you, and to kickstart your alumni experience.

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Calendar of Events

Monday, April 25, 26, 27, 28

Scavenger Hunt

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Take a chance and compete to find a New York Tech Bear throughout the Long Island and New York City campuses to win an exclusive MayFest Giveaway. Clues will be posted on Student Life Instagram accounts starting April 25. Follow @nytechtoday and @nyitstudentengagement_nyc for more information.


Monday, May 2

Scavenger Hunt

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Take a chance and compete to find a New York Tech Bear throughout the Long Island and New York City campuses to win an exclusive MayFest Giveaway. Clues will be posted on Student Life Instagram accounts starting April 25. Follow @nytechtoday and @nyitstudentengagement_nyc for more information.


Spirit Week: Fandom Day

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How to participate:

Snap a photo of you wearing your favorite sports team’s jersey, tshirt, cap, etc., and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #RoarWithSpirit. Each day you participate, you will be entered into a drawing for a giftcard at the end of the week. Winners will be announced Friday, May 6 on social media.


Games on the Lawn

Time: Noon

Location: Lawn at the SAC, Long Island campus

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Take a break from studying and head over to the Lawn at the SAC for games and Ralph’s Italian Ices. We’ll have corn hole, ladder toss, connect four, giant Jenga, and more.


Bear Olympics

Time: Noon

Location: Lawn at the SAC, Long Island campus

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Join the Exercise Science Club in the Bear Olympics where teams of three will compete in an assortment of fitness competitions. Register your team at the link below to compete for the title of Strongest Bears and great prizes!

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NYC Indoor Mini Golf

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: NYC 16W 11th Floor

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Come play 9 holes of minigolf at our indoor minigolf course on the 11th floor! Grab some friends and join in anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Tuesday, May 3

Spirit Week: Pajama Day

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How to participate:

Snap a photo of your rocking your best PJs and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #RoarWithSpirit. Each day you participate, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card at the end of the week. Winners will be announced Friday, May 6 on social media.


Culture Fest

Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Location: Academic Quad

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Join New York Tech’s Student Life and the clubs and organizations for our first Culture Fest! Filled with music, art, dancing, food, and more!

Featured Clubs and Organizations:

  • Muslim Student Association
  • South Asian Student Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Think SIKH
  • Pride Alliance
  • Arab American Association
  • NYIT Nashaa
  • International Student Association
  • Latinx Student Union

NYC Paint & Sip

Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Location: NYC 1849 Lounge

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Come de-stress with some painting! We will provide all the supplies, you just bring your creativity! Grab a blank canvas and express yourself through art!


NYC Henna Haven

Time: 12:45 - 3 p.m.

Location: NYC 1849 Lounge

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Join SASA and a professional Henna artist to get your own Henna tattoo!


Long Island Paint Night

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: SAC Bears Den

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Grab a paint brush, a canvas, some paint and join Art for Change and Campus Programming Board for a relaxing evening of painting, music and more.


Wednesday, May 4

Spirit Week: Twinsday

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How to participate:

We want to see double! Snap a photo of you and a friend dressed alike and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #RoarWithSpirit. Each day you participate, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card at the end of the week. Winners will be announced Friday, May 6 on social media.


Musical Chairs BINGO

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: SAC Bears Den

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Join the Campus Programming Board on their new twist to Bingo. Three Rounds of Bingo, Three Rounds of Music Chairs. Who will win each prize?


NYC Family Feud Game Show

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 16W 11th Floor, NYC campus

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Register a team and come compete against other friend groups in a Family Feud Style Game Show. If you aren’t playing you can come and watch and play along from the audience! Prizes are up for grabs for the top tech family!


Thursday, May 5

Spirit Week: Tech Pride & Decorate your Car Contest

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How to participate:

Go Blue! Go Gold! Go Bears! Snap a photo showcasing your New York Tech pride and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #RoarWithSpirit. Earn a second entry by decorating your car in a theme of your choosing. Don’t forget to tag us with #RoarWithSpirit. Each day you participate, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card at the end of the week. Winners will be announced Friday, May 6 on social media.


Mayfest Carnivals

Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Long Island and NYC campuses

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The Mayfest Carnival is back and filled with fun, food, and adventure. Compete to win free swag and gifts, adventure through a zipline, and test yourself on the Gravitron. In NYC, get some wire art, fun food, tie dye, play video games (noon – 6 p.m.) on a wide variety of screens, and more.


Tech’s Got Talent

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: SAC Bears Den

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You’re invited to the first Tech’s Got Talent, an event featuring student talents from solo performances, dance, stand-up comedy to musical theater, or even more! Join Tau Kappa Epsilon, Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council, and Campus Programming Board on this showcase of New York Tech’s creative students.


Friday, May 6

Spirit Week: Freaky Friday

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How to participate:

Finish off the week by showcasing your most unique and out-of-the-ordinary style. Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #RoarWithSpirit. Each day you participate, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card at the end of the week. Winners will be announced Friday, May 6 on social media.


The Mayfest Gala

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Leonard’s Palazzo

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You are cordially invited to Student Life’s End of Year Masquerade celebration with the Student Government Association and Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council.

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Senior Toast at The Mayfest Gala

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Join the New York Tech Alumni Association and President Foley as we toast the graduating Class of 2022 during the Mayfest Gala. Soon-to-be graduates are asked to register for Final Roar and will receive a commemorative stemless champagne glass. New York Tech Royalty will be announced at the beginning of this event. Register at nyit.edu/finalroar. For more information, contact Sabrina Polidoro at spolidor@nyit.edu.


NYC ROOTS Fashion Show

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 1855 First Floor

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Join ROOTS and other clubs as they showcase various fashions of the decades and cultures. There will be performances from clubs and information about the fashion being shown.


Mayfest is spearheaded by the Campus Programming Board, Student Government Associations, and Office of Student Life. We would like to acknowledge the following clubs and organizations for their collaboration and support in making this week possible:

  • Arab American Association
  • Art of Change
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Black Student Union
  • Dance Club
  • Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Exercise Science Club
  • Graduate Student Association NYC
  • Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council
  • International Student Association
  • Latinx Student Union
  • LIFE
  • Music Club
  • Muslim Student Association
  • NYIT Nashaa
  • Pride Alliance
  • Quantum Computing Club
  • ROOTS
  • South Asian Student Association - LI & NYC
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Think SIKH