Welcome Week Comedians Michael Yo and Nick Guerra- Aug. 18
UPC welcomed Auburn students back to the plains with some free food and even more free laughs. UPC presented Michael Yo and Nick Guerra as their annual Welcome Week Comedians.
Michael Yo currently co-hosts The Insider on CBS and appears regularly on E!’s Chelsea Lately, The Talk on CBS, and HLN’s Showbiz Tonight. Nick Guerra appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase winner. He made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution!
Screen On the Green: Pitch Perfect 2 – Aug. 19
Some Auburn students had a feeling they should skip UPC’s Dinner and a Movie, but then they thought… Mhmm better not. UPC teamed up with College Kids Tailgate to grill some hotdogs and hamburgers as well as providing cotton candy and drinks for all the Auburn students who came to see the Barden Bellas kill the acapella game in Pitch Perfect 2.
Throwback Thursday Rave with AUDM- Aug. 20
As part of Welcome Week, UPC and AUDM broke out their demin and scruchnies for a Throwback Thursday 90’s Rave that was “Larger than Life.” Students tore up the dance floor and it was pretty hard to say “Bye Bye Bye” at the end of the rave.
Welcome Week Block Party- Aug. 21
The annual UPC Welcome Week Block Party brought Auburn students together to learn about the different committees that make up UPC and get information about applying for UPC Committee. While learning about involvement opportunities with UPC, students enjoyed BBQ, pizza, and Moe’s burritos as well as fun carnival games and snacks. Jessica Williams and student band Johnwillchris performed throughout the night and special guests, including Aubie, AU Rhythm, the Auburn cheerleaders, and Tiger Paws also performed.
Tiger Nights: Big Top Bash- Aug. 28
Students looking for a perfect break in between classes found it at UPC’s Tiger Mania: Big Top Bash! Guests were treated to free cotton candy, funnel cakes, pizza, BBQ, snow cones, popcorn, a photobooth, an inflatable velcro wall, and all kinds of fun carnival games out on the AU Greenspace. The Auburn campus also couldn’t get enough of the waffles on a stick!
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Toomer’s and Tie Dye – Sept. 1
UPC offered students a fun break from classes by hosting Toomer’s & Tie-dye on the Greenspace. Students were provided with t-shirts to tie-dye while drinking free Toomer’s lemonade!
Dinner and Dancing – Sept. 1
Everyone knows how popular swing dancing already is here at Auburn, so UPC stepped in to help new students and those looking to practice their pretzels and spins. The Auburn Swing Dancing Association taught lessons in the AUSC Ballroom followed by a free pasta dinner. Dinner and dancing was a great opportunity for new students to learn how to dance and meet new people!
Dinner and a Movie – Sept. 2
Why “Netflix and chill” when you can “dinner and a movie”—for free! UPC hosted a free screening of the film Tomorrowland. The event was in the Student Center Ballroom and included a free dinner.
Hearty Meal Cooking Workshop- Sept. 10
UPC knows the struggle college students go through to find healthy and filling food options when it’s so much easier to grab a bag of Cheetos for dinner. That’s why UPC hosts cooking workshops such as this month’s Hearty Meal Cooking Workshop in Spidle Hall. Students had the opportunity to learn from a professional chef how to make hearty meals that will get them through long walks to class and all-nighters at the library.
Open Mic Night- Sept. 15
Auburn students had the to opportunity to sign up to show of their musical talents and “espresso” themselves at UPC’s monthly Open Mic Night performance at the Student Center Starbucks.
Battle of the Bands- Sept. 22
Battle of the Bands was a talent event showcasing local bands and was held on Cater Lawn. This event was free to the public. Bands can do covers, but must have at least one original. Each band played for no more than 25 minutes, and were judged based on originality, vocals, stage presence, musicianship, and overall impression. Fan favorite was chosen via Twitter. Cash prizes were awarded based on the judges’ scores. 1st place won $400, 2nd won $300, 3rd won $200, and the Fan Favorite won $100.
Committee Interviews / Callouts- Sept. 11
From September 8th through the 11th, UPC went through the process of interviewing and selecting the 2015-2016 committee members. UPC had a record number of 350 applicants and selected 121 wonderful students to join the UPC family! Committee members were announced through the Auburn tradition of callouts on Cater Lawn. UPC is so grateful and excited about having new members who are the best of the best.
Committee Retreat- Sept. 13
Newly selected committee members joined council and exec in the Student Center Ballroom to get to know UPC, council, themselves, and each other better. Retreat allowed the committees to participate in fun teambuilding and introductory activities as well as establish goals for UPC this year.
Plainsfest- Oct. 2
In the month of September, UPC was finally able to release what so many people have been waiting for, our artists for Plainsfest 2015! UPC partnered with SGA to plan a free homecoming weekend concert featuring Parachute and Matt Wertz. This free event will be held in downtown Auburn in the Gay Street parking lot, and an estimated 3,000 people were in attendence. This year was a great success and we want to thank everyone who came out!
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