Friday nights are the time to get hyped.
Every Friday, all students are invited to take part in “Friday Night Hype,” a series of events spanning campus and encompassing experiences from live music events to snowshoeing under the full moon. A product of a partnership among the Office of Student Experience and Student Affairs (including the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, Olpin Student Union, Housing & Residential Education, Women’s Resource Center, Center for Campus Wellness, ASUU, and more), the goal of Friday Night Hype is to have something for everyone and turn Friday nights into a celebration of the campus community.
“We want to expose students to different activities, different organizations and different areas on campus,” said Michelle Thompson of the Office of Student Experience “We also want all students to feel welcome and know that every Friday there is something to do on campus—and everyone is invited to join.”
“These are events where students can make lasting memories,” said Erica Andersen, associate dean for Student Engagement & Leadership. “The hope is that students will be impacted by concerts, and film discussions and other events in a way that connects them to the university for years to come.”
The event calendar for Friday Night Hype can be found here on the U Belong website. Students can also sign up for text messages to get the most up to date information about what’s going on. The text messages are especially useful for events where space is limited or a head count is needed for event accommodations or transportation.
Students are not only asked to participate in the events, but they are also encouraged to help plan them! The current events calendar has been put together with input from the Union Programming Council, ASUU, the Bennion Center, the Residence Hall Association and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, but more voices are needed. If you have an idea for an event or would like to help put on one of the planned events, please email email@example.com to let them know.
“We want students to feel like this is the thing to do on campus on Friday nights,” said Branden Dalley, student union director. “The more involved they are, the more likely that is to happen.”
Check out these Friday events and see that they live up to the hype!