If you're looking for a chance to meet new people and stay up past your bedtime, come down to the Viking Union on September 26 and check out Late Night.
An annual occurrence on the first Friday of each school year, Late Night was started by group of Western grad students in 2004, according to AS Production records. About 2,000 students attended last year's nighttime celebration and organizers are expecting at least as many attendees at this year's event.
Activities include a Segway obstacle course, the opportunity to duke it out in sumo suits and free food to kick off the school year. Prizes will be handed out to a lucky few, including the grand prize: a scooter.
KUGS, Western's student radio station, will be providing the jams and holding an air guitar contest for the best rockers. Also performing are a hypnotist, a caricature artist, and the Western improv group the Dead Parrot Society.
Live music from Addition and Chris Barrett will take place in the Underground Coffee House later that night. In addition, the UGCH will be hosting a live viewing of the presidential debate starting at 6:30 p.m.
According to ASP Special Events Coordinator Hallie Anderson, Late Night is a great place for freshman to get their first taste of college life with their fellow newcomers.
“It's a really good opportunity to meet new people. During the year it's a little intimidating to come down, but at Late Night [new students] can come be comfortable and get involved with Western,” said Anderson.
Late Night isn't just for freshmen, either. It also has a lot to offer to returning students in search of free entertainment and opportunities to meet new people.
Besides, who doesn't want to win a scooter?” added ASP Special Events Assistant Coordinator Keri Weinbrecht.
And who doesn't want free food?
Late Night will be held in the Viking Union Friday, Sept. 26. It starts at 9 p.m. and will end around 1 a.m. Come be a part of the festivities and enter to win a scooter.