ritesofspring

By Jayna Morris
NKU Marketing + Communications

This beautiful weather might have some Northern Kentucky University alumni craving the warmth of spring and reminiscing about a popular event that students looked forward to every year.  

During the months of March or April, students would take a break from the hustle and bustle of college life to participate in the Rites of Spring, a carnival-like celebration that surrounded Lake Inferior—what most of us know now as Loch Norse. Students let loose by playing tug of war, participating in the watermelon bust, entering a spaghetti-eating contest, and watching the infamous bathtub races that took place on the lake.

Today, Loch Norse is home to various campus events, but it’s also the perfect spot to study or relax in between classes.