New Student Orientation, or NSO, is SFS-Q's welcome to its new Hoyas. The week- long program, which is held immediately before classes begin, includes an orientation to college, team-building exercises, diversity initiatives, and social events. NSO is entirely organized and run by four student coordinator and 16-20 student Orientation Advisors that work with new students. The Student Activities Fair, also known as the SAC Fair, is a showcase of every student club, activity, and organization at SFS-Q. Though it is geared primarily at new students, the event is open to the entire community, allowing students to sign up for new clubs and sports teams. In addition, many outside organizations attend the SAC Fair, exposing students to internship or research opportunities. Fall Festival is an event hosted by the Community Relations team and open to the entire Georgetown community. In the past, Fall Festival has included everything from face painting to pumpkin carving, cotton candy to hayrides. Hoyas young and old dress up in absurd costumes, with prizes awarded for the most creative outfits. This past year, the Class of 2012 surprised the crowd by performing a choreographed dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller!" Hoya Spirit Day was developed by the Student Government Assembly to celebrate Georgetown's school spirit. The student emcees introduce Georgetown's strong sports teams, celebrate community achievements, give out tons of prizes, and lead the university in a raucious rendition of the Georgetown Fight Song. At the last Hoya Spirit Day, Dean Gerd Nonneman awarded the first annual "Hoya Spirit Award," given to the student who has best demonstrated Georgetown values, to Hyeonuk Park. The annual Holiday Party is held on the last Thursday of classes. It is a chance for the community to celebrate its diversity, sing holiday songs, and eat a wide range of delicious holiday treats. Open Mic Night is a chance for Georgetown to showcase its talent. Hosted by the Student Government Assembly, this event includes student, faculty, and staff performances. Past acts have included Bolleywood dancing, a cappella or instrumental performances, stand-up comedy, and spoken word pieces. The Diplomatic Ball is a black tie-optional event for Georgetown students and faculty to mingle with diplomats, government officials, and high-level executives. This formal is held in mid-April. In addition to networking, this event includes a 5-star dinner for all participants to enjoy! Georgetown Day is an over-the-top celebration of the end of the spring semester. A huge barbeque provides the backdrop to the afternoon festivities, which include moon bounces (and other giant inflatable rides), face painting, and a carnival atmosphere.