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Finals Frenzy returns with this year theme being “Frosty Frenzy”

December 2, 2018

With the end of the semester approaching students are starting to prepare for finals which can be stressful. The Thursday before finals The University Programming Board will be hosting the 31st Finals Frenzy on Dec 6.

The event will be held at the Clark Student Center from 6-11 p.m.

What is Finals Frenzy?

Ruby Arriaga, coordinator of student activities, said, “Finals Frenzy is a combined effort between UPB and different office and organizations to kinda have stress free activities.”

This event gives students a chance to take a break from studying and to have some fun before hitting the books again said Arriaga.

The Events:

6-10 p.m. Ice Skating Rink (Sunwatcher Plaza)

6-9 p.m. Massage Therapist (Kiowa)

6-9 p.m. Karaoke, Hot Cocoa, Games (Wichita)

6-8p.m. Decorate Grad Caps*Bring your own cap (Cheyenne)

6-7 p.m. DIY Holiday Silme (Atrium)

6-7 p.m. TRAxing Thur The Snow Outdoor Game(Sunwatcher Plaza)

6-7:30 p.m. DIY Stockings (Atrium)

6:30 p.m. Reindeer Relay Game sign up at UPB table

7-8 p.m. Bingo (Comanche)

7:30-8:30 p.m. Stocking Stuffer service project (Atrium)

8:07 p.m. The Knights are koming (Atrium)

8:30-9:30 p.m. DIY Snowman (Atrium)

9 p.m. Snowball fight (Sunwatcher Plaza)

9 p.m. Free finals testing supplies (Atrium)

9:30 p.m. Late Night Breakfast *Free with meal plan (Mesquite Cafe)

9:30 p.m. Door prize drawing (Atrium)

11 p.m. “Crazy Rich Asians” (Legacy MPR)

The students got to pick the movie  UPB made a Twitter poll on their page so the students could vote for what movie they wanted to be shown. The results were 41 percent voted for Crazy Rich Asians, 34 percent voted for Night School, 20 percent voted for Ant-Man and the Wasp and 5 percent voted for Small foot.

The Cost:

“With every event held on campus, there is some type of cost.” Arriaga said, “The cost just depends on what we get and how much money the organizations pay to cover some of the cost.”

The organizations decide if they want to host certain activity based on if they have the funds to do so. Most organizations do volunteer to run the events and UPB ends up handling the cost.  For this year the cost is estimated to be around seven thousand dollars which include all the events. Arriaga said, “All our events are free and we get a lot of student input because the students are actually helping pay for all the events that are happening.”

The planning

The planning for Finals Frenzy starts a month and a half before the event is set to take place.

Arriaga said, “This year wasn’t as much planning because in the summer we kinda thought about what we wanted which is the is skating rink so once we decided on the theme everything else was kinda easy to figure out.”

The theme this year is Frosty Frenzy, a holiday theme.

“The theme is usually the hardest part to figure out,” said Arriaga.

In the past, the UPB have done themes such as Comic Con, Fly Away with Finals Frenzy. The event is one of biggest events that UPB puts on all year. The attendance for this year’s Final Frenzy could be around 150-200 plus people. To promote this event UBP will use social media very heavily along with flyers.

Arriaga said. “We are going to try more creative programming so you will probably see different creative marketing with either handing out candy or having an inflatable snowman something like that to get people who  do not know about finals frenzy to know about finals frenzy.”

Student input

This event is meant for students to relax, have fun and, take a break from studying for finals.

Danlee Duncan, kinesiology freshman, said, “Final Frenzy is a great idea that helps students relax and take a break from all the test. College can be stressful especially when it comes to finals. Students need a way to release their stress and take a minute to realize how successful they have been and how much they have accomplished this semester. I would recommend participating  in Final Frenzy events, not just because they relieve stress, but they’re fun and get you involved as well.”

Duncan thinks the university could advertise the event more before it starts but other than that it’s phenomenal.

Sergio Lara, kinesiology junior, said, “It’s cool to be getting our minds off of test and just relax a bit.”

 

 

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