Bronco Bash welcomes students with free food and music

Contact: Deanne Puca

Bronco Bash is Friday, Sept. 7.

KALAMAZOO—More than 400 student organizations, University departments and local businesses are expected to participate in welcoming students to a new school year at the 2012 Bronco Bash, held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Fountain Plaza, near the University's Miller Auditorium.

In its 32nd year, the event is free and features live music, a food court, games and prizes.

Every year, student clubs, University departments, and local organizations showcase themselves at Bronco Bash by giving out information and free merchandise to a crowd of around 25,000 students.

"Bronco Bash plays a role in serving as one of the main opening events for the campus community," says Chris Sligh, director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. "Bash also gives everyone the chance to catch up with each other in a very fun and exciting way."

Students are encouraged to browse the plaza areas and find ways to get involved on campus and within the community. An array of musical acts is also scheduled to play throughout the event.

Schedule of events

  • WMU Pep Band, 3 p.m.
  • Desi Taylor, 3:15 p.m.
  • Out of Favor Boys, 4 p.m.
  • The Outer Vibe, 4:45 p.m.
  • Sparks the Rescue, 6 p.m.

For more information, visit or call (269) 387-0083.