STATIC Kicks Off New Year with Welcome Weekend Events

Posted on 8/20/2018 1:20:34 PM

The 2018–19 school year is officially here, and that means STATIC is ready to amp up your year! The Student Activity Committee (STATIC) is kicking things off by cosponsoring some awesome events with other IUP offices, organizations, and programs during Welcome Weekend, which will run from Thursday, August 23, through Sunday, August 26. These events are free and open to the entire IUP campus community!

Official poster for BINGO and Trivia Night event on August 23, 2018, at 8PM, in the HUB Ohio Room.Bingo and Trivia Night

  • Thursday, August 23
  • 8:00–11:00 p.m.
  • HUB Ohio Room
  • Sponsored by BACCHUS and MCSLE

Let's get this new year started with everybody’s favorite Friday-night tradition: Bingo with BACCHUS! Compete with your new peers for awesome prizes, and chow down on some great food. After, continue the fun with Trivia Night, hosted by your Welcome Weekend leaders.

Bingo and Trivia Night not your thing? No problem! Check out the Low Key Room in the HUB Monongahela Room to chill out with friends. Opposed to the high energy in the HUB Ohio Room, this will feature relaxing music, board games, great conversations, and the ability to unplug after a super stressful day of moving in and saying goodbye to family and friends.

Official poster for DJ Battle event on August 24, 2018, at 6:30PM, on North Dining Lawn.DJ Battle

  • Friday, August 24
  • 6:30–8:00 p.m.
  • North Dining Lawn (rain location: HUB Ohio Room)
  • Sponsored by STATIC

Do you have what it takes to be IUP’s top DJ? Prove it at Welcome Weekend’s DJ Battle! All current IUP students are eligible to participate. Students in attendance will vote for their favorite DJ of the evening. The winner will DJ at the Happening at the HUB event on Saturday, August 25, and get paid to do it. To register, you must complete the DJ Battle application and submit a 30-second demo. If your demo doesn’t successfully upload with the online application, submit the file to znclark@iup.edu. STATIC is still accepting registrants!

T-Shirt Tie-Dye and Ice Cream

  • Friday, August 24
  • 7:30–8:30 p.m.
  • North Dining Lawn (rain location: HUB Ohio Room)
  • Sponsored by MCSLE, Fraternity and Sorority Life, PNC Bank, STATIC, BACCHUS, and RHA

Enjoying the music from DJ Battle? Well, stick around and tie-dye a shirt while munching on some ice cream! The shirts are officially-branded “This Is My Welcome Weekend Shirt,” cosponsored by a variety of IUP partnering organizations. The ice cream is provided by Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Official poster for Outdoor Movie event featuring Avengers: Infinity War on August 24, 2018, at 8:15PM, on North Dining Lawn.Outdoor Movie: Avengers: Infinity War

  • Friday, August 24
  • 8:15–11:00 p.m.
  • North Dining Lawn (rain location: HUB Ohio Room)
  • Sponsored by STATIC and RHA

Live on the big screen, under the stars, check out Avengers: Infinity War. We’ll supply the movie, popcorn, and other snacks. You just bring your PJs, blankets, pillows, and some friends. In Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet—the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

Official poster for Happening at the HUB event on August 25, 2018, at 7PM, in the HUB Complex.Happening at the HUB

  • Saturday, August 25
  • 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Hadley Union Building (HUB) Complex
  • Sponsored by MCSLE, STATIC, Aramark, and other IUP student organizations

Come one, come all, to the annual Happening at the HUB event, co-sponsored by STATIC and MCSLE to celebrate another Welcome Weekend here at IUP! The event features free food, music, games, activities, rides, crafts, prizes, and so, so much more! All of this is spread across the HUB Atrium, Ohio Room, Susquehanna Room, Monongahela Room, Allegheny Room, and more. There’s even a late-night buffet in the HUB Food Court at 9:30 p.m. sponsored by Aramark. Be sure to check out this event—you won’t want to miss it.

Again, these events are completely free and open to the entire IUP campus community. For more information, visit the STATIC website, Twitter page, IUP Welcome Weekend website, or MyIUP mobile app.