With the amount of time I spend looking at Snapchat news stories, 90% of which are about the Kar-Jenners, it’s surprising my brain hasn’t completely wasted away. The other day, however, I opened one story titled “How to Throw a Party like a Kardashian” and proceeded to swipe through the pictures and video clips of opulent decorations and luxurious table setups that ‘took 4 days to get right.’”
Being neither rich nor famous nor patient enough to set up a table with real plates and silverware, Rice students have come up with equally sufficient and, in my opinion, better ways to have a good time. One such event is College Night, each college hosting its own once per semester. College night is actually an all-day event at your respective college – a themed day filled with music, games, and fun activities for just your college! As one of four college night coordinators for my college Sid Richardson last year, I can now say I can throw a Kardashian-standard party for about $10,000 less.
Sid Richardson’s fall college night was themed “Sid Turns UP!” (first step to throwing a killer event is a killer theme), and was based on the Pixar movie Up. My fellow coordinators and I worked endless hours to make this one of the best college nights Sid had ever seen. From fantastically-designed t-shirts to colorful jungle decorations and balloons tied everywhere to ordering way too much Cane’s chicken, we planned and executed a great event for all Sidizens. We posted “oldified” pictures of Sid’s freshmen on the wall, played the music from the iconic movie throughout the day, and just when it couldn’t get any better, we had 10 golden retrievers come and play with Sidizens.
College night is one of the many things you will get to look forward to as a part of the residential college system at Rice. Events like this bring everyone together to have fun, relax and mingle. They also offer many ways for you to get involved in your college’s activities. Being a college night coordinator was one of my favorite things about my freshmen year and helped me get to know a lot of my fellow Sidizens. As such an integral part to student life at Rice, your residential college will provide you boundless opportunities to have fun, kick back, and get involved. Hope you’re excited for your first college night!