Thousands fill Risman Plaza to partake in annual BlastOff

Graduate student Richie Schultz holds on tight while riding a mechanical bull during BlastOff in Risman Plaza on Sunday.

Austin Mariasy

Risman Plaza burst at the seams with thousands of students for the annual BlastOff event marking the start of the 2017-18 school year. Student organizations ranging from political groups, the Dungeons and Dragons club and Homecoming Court, set up booths to recruit new members. Students had the opportunity to explore and find a right fit for themselves.