UAA’s Student Activities will present Singles Night from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Den. Sponsors include KRUA, Seawolf Catering, Concert Board and the Black Student Union. Single’s night is a free event.
“They (students) can expect something different than any of the other mingle or meet and greet events that they have been to on campus before. It is nothing like speed dating. We don’t have any of those … pressures, games or activities or events,” said Alexis Rasley, Student Activities programming team member and co-creator of the Singles Night event.
The event will feature music by KRUA and a “mock-tail” bar. It will also feature games, including a raffle where participants have the chance to win concert tickets to the Cults, tickets to Black Student Union’s Valentine’s dance or a surprise date night package that will be revealed at the event.
Programming manager Matthew Glenn said the idea clicked one day during a casual conversation with Rasley. He said they wanted to do this for people who are new and haven’t had the opportunity to make friends.
Rasely said although this event is specifically targeted to singles, couples are also welcome to join in on the fun. They would like to keep the atmosphere inviting and low-pressure. She said students do not necessarily have to make a love connection, but she hopes they at least make new friends.
“This event is mostly for people to meet other people, mingle, talk. Instead of like a speed dating atmosphere, it’s more like, ‘Hey, I’m new here. Let’s hang out sometime,’” Glenn said.