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University Weekend to feature block party, carnival rides
By Renu Sehgal
April 4, 1997
University Weekend, planned by the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG) for April 25-26, will feature activities for the entire University community.
The event will kick off that Friday night with several activities, including an outdoor comedy show and a movie on the Student Union Mall. The events start at 8 p.m., and will be moved indoors in case of bad weather. The traditional oozeball competition will be held Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Grad Field.
On Saturday night, SUBOG has planned a block party and an adjacent college party at X Lot from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The block party will have local bands and carnival rides as well as student and local vendors selling novelties, food and soft drinks. Admission is free for all.
Participation in novelties and the carnival rides is free for undergraduate students, $5 for all others. X Lot will have a disc jockey sponsored by SUBOG and is free for all UConn students and guests.
"University Weekend is a new approach to celebrating the end of the year," said Michael Allenby, SUBOG vice president for programming. "It's an opportunity for students, graduate students, faculty and staff -- the entire University -- to unwind and relax together. It's the last time for us to be together and have a good time before finals. Let's celebrate a fantastic year as a University community."
A major entertainment event for earlier in April also will be announced soon, Allenby said.
Police Chief Robert S. Hudd said he is relying on students to show common sense and good judgment.
"This can be a fun, yet peaceful, lawful and laid-back event with a minimum of disruption to the University and Storrs community," he said.