Ferris wheel will take a spin around campus on Oct. 4

A Ferris wheel will greet Ducks as they come back to school this fall.

Student activities board members decided to bring the ride to campus to kick off the school year, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Erb Memorial Union Green. Current students, staff members and faculty members can ride for free after presenting their UO ID cards and signing an activity waiver.

Evan Thornhill, student activities board promotions and marketing chairman, said the Ferris wheel will be a fun, free activity to welcome students.

“The Ferris Wheel is to impress students with the offerings from campus activities, to do something new that has never been on campus before and to create an environment where students can interact with each other,” Thornhill said.