SDCA’s famous 50 Days and 50 Nights returns this fall even bigger and better than previous years. With more than 100 events spread out over almost two months, we have a pretty good feeling you’ll be singing, dancing, eating, and playing all over the PLV Campus this fall.
Tuesday, September 4
Programming begins on September 4 with the 5th Annual Convocation for first-year students, featuring festivities and a keynote address on justice from Harvard professor and bestselling author, Michael Sandel. You can read more about what’s in store at the event here. NYC Campus students will also make their way up to PLV for the day, so make sure to show them what your campus is all about!
That night, Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosts a movie night on Briarcliff Lawn at 7:00 p.m. Bring your blankets and your chairs for a movie under the stars.
Wednesday, September 5
Get your kicks on at the Sophomore Kickoff, which you can read more about here, and then goooooooooooooo(al) check out the Women’s soccer team as they take on the Wilmington Quakers at 4:00 p.m. on Briarcliff Field. Also that day, the Programming Committee hosts a PC Welcomes You in the Kessel Well during Common Hour, so stop by, pick up some goodies, and meet the Student Association group responsible for planning University-wide events, including the big Spring Concert held each year.
Thursday, September 6
DJ got us falling in love again, thanks to WPAW Radio, which will host a Battle of the DJs at 3:00 p.m. in Gottesman Room. Later that night, head on down to Shirley Beth’s Way as Black Student Union (BSU) hosts their annual Block Party with food and fun beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, September 7
It’s Friday, Friday…Where you think you’re going? Hey, we just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s your chance to lip-sync maybe? Bring your best Milli Vanilli or Ashlee Simpson (or for those of you who joined the Call Me Maybe lip-sync video craze, that…) to the SDCA Lip Sync Finals at 7:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Gym. Later that night, the lip-syncing stops as soulful indie-pop group Dr. Seahorse brings their electro-swag to the Goldstein Gym beginning at 9:00 p.m. Check out what they call “Michael Jackson meets Postal Service meets a Wes Anderson movie.”
Saturday, September 8
Saturdays are for slipping and sliding. If you have any reservations, rise and shine and head over to the Miller Lawn at noon so Delta Kappa Epsilon can show you how the Setters do Saturdays with a Slip & Slide water relay race. If water is not your cup of, well, water, maybe it’s wonder? Multicultural Media and Alternative Gaming (MMAG) hosts a trip to Sony Wonder Technology Lab, the hi-tech playground and entertainment museum in NYC. From robots to virtual surgery, interactive games to dance motion capture, music mixing and movie making, the Sony Wonder Lab is fun for everyone. Buses leave Kessel at noon. Both events will give you plenty of time to get your all-white outfit picked out for the Organization of Latin American Students’ (OLAS) annual kick off dance party Casablanca from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in Parking Lot F.
Sunday, September 9
Much like Saturdays are for slipping and sliding, Sundays are for spirituality. Join SDCA, the Campus Chaplain, and Inter Faith Council for an Inter Fair Service Brunch at noon in Butcher Suite.
Monday, September 10
Every two seconds, someone needs blood to survive. What better way to kick off the week than by rolling up your sleeves and giving life? The first of many American Red Cross blood drives will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gottesman Room. From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. stop by Shirley Beth’s Way to join Alpha Chi Epsilon in adding to their Wall of Expression.
Tuesday, September 11
On September 11, join Alpha Phi Delta and the Pace Community on the PLV Campus to remember and honor victims of 9/11 at a memorial being held at 9:00 p.m. in Gottesman Room.
For the full list of 50 Days and 50 Nights programming, visit the SDCA website.
For more info about events happening from September 12 until the end of 50 Days and 50 Nights, including bumper cars and BBQs, kicks for kidneys and dominoes domination, you’ll have to check back here over the next few weeks!