Set Friday is a rich historical event that started years ago and is known for its amazing atmosphere for students, Greek life and vendors. At the start of the semester, it was announced that there would only be one Set Friday for the year. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tallahassee, the health department has announced it would be safer to do so to protect everyone.
The students thought it was right to go back to the weekly tradition of giving them time to relax after a long week of school and have a good time. Therefore, the reaction of the students after hearing about the cancellation was not good.
Set Friday made a comeback after their long hiatus and started standing in the new amphitheater where there is enough space for students to stay six feet from each other while having fun in the middle. of COVID-19.
The students expressed their opinion on the possibility of having Set Friday in the amphitheater.
Tyrese Coleman, a third-year psychology student, spoke about whether he thinks the culture at Florida A&M University will be affected.
âAs a junior I had time to experience the set and I don’t think the culture of Set Friday is going to be affected because Set Friday is just changing locations,â said Coleman. âIt will always be there, but I think it’s a good idea to have Set Friday at the amphitheater. The amphitheater is a much larger space where everyone can feel safe while enjoying the festivities.
Twitter user @_knicolem_ made a tweet regarding Set Friday switch locations.
âPersonally, I think the amphitheater was a great idea. FAMU is growing and, in the end, the set may not be suitable for everyone, âthe tweet read. âLike in the amphitheater, everyone can see / hear. The set is ideal for regular Set Fridays (for now), but big events, like hoco Set Friday, the amphitheater is definitely a plus.
Last Friday Parents & Family Weekend and the step Greek Yard show took place at the amphitheater where students were able to relive Set Friday or even for the first time.
“I didn’t have the opportunity to experience the set where it originated from, but I’m just grateful that I even had the chance to attend,” said Kelani Rodgers, a science major from first year health. “I think it’s safer because we’re not all on top of each other.”
Having Set Friday’s at the amphitheater might not be what many can agree with, but it’s a great way to continue the FAMU tradition while following COVID-19 guidelines to keep students at bay. out of harm’s way.