From mocktails to silent dance parties

Organizations host night in the University Center

By Ashley Rodriguez
On September 6, 2019

Photo by Cora Bishoppetty: A group of freshmen students, wait in line for the laser tag activity hosted by ASU Greek Life. Night at the UC has recently become an annual event.  

Several registered student organizations on Aug. 21 hosted Night at the UC to welcome incoming freshmen to ASU with various activities. 
The organizations held the event inside the Houston Harte University Center, as well as in the courtyard between the UC and the library. 
Nick Ellis, UCPC member, said the event is presented in collaboration with all the departments inside of the UC. In order to secure contracts and book locations, the planning for this event began in March, Ellis said.
Students in attendance could participate in a wide variety of activities, such as laser tag, face painting, glow-in-the-dark yard games, custom dry erase boards, a paint room and a silent dance party. Attendees could also commemorate their night with the help of a photo booth.  
Aaron Espinoza, member of Multicultural and Student Activities Programs, said the organization hosted the Happy Hour and Paint activity, which allowed students to paint while enjoying non-alcoholic mocktails. The activity allowed students to get to know each other better as well as learn more about MSAP in a relaxed setting, Espinoza said. 
“The paint room was one of my favorite activities” freshman Nadia Carrillo said. “You have to get out from your dorm to be able to meet other classmates. I was grateful for the event being put on.” 
ASU Greek Life hosted a game of laser tag, in which they divided students into groups to compete against each other in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center.

Sophomore Alejandro Chavez III said this activity interested him more than all the others. 
“You get to join in as teams, hang out with friends and even make new friends while playing laser tag,” he said. “It’s just a great experience all in all.”  
Alizae White, junior, said the event provided an exciting way for freshmen to get acquainted with new people. 
“When I was a freshman, we really didn’t have this,” she said. “It’s really a fun time to be able to have fun and meet other people.” 

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