On Sunday, Feb. 4, anywhere from two to three hundred Northwestern students will gather together to watch the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots face off in Super Bowl LII.
NW’s third annual Super Bowl party will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Vogel Room on the second level of the Learning Commons. The event will feature food, football, fellowship, games and prizes. A meal of wings, pulled pork, chips, cookies and root beer will be available from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and can be paid for with a meal exchange.
The event will also include a guessing game based on the last digits of the football game’s final score. Two $10 gift cards to Pizza Ranch and one $20 gift card to Pizza Ranch will be available for the winners. Options for seating include both chair seating and floor seating.
Kendra Burmester has been the student life event organizer for the past three years.
“The event is sure to have something for everyone,” Burmester said. “We have been putting this event on for three years and it has always been a success.”
The purpose of the event goes beyond just watching the game.
“The reason we do the event is to provide a fun atmosphere and to come together to enjoy food, fellowship, community,” Burmester said. “That is the whole reason for these Student Life events.”
The Super Bowl party is put on by Student Life and is organized primarily by Kendra Burmester and Aaron Beadner, Director of Student Programs and First-Year Experience.
“Maintenance helps us set up for the event,” Burmester said, “so we definitely get support from them and the other members of campus staff and students — depending on the event.”
Student Life and maintenance also occasionally work with campus faculty and staff to plan various events throughout the year such as socials, pumpkin carving, game nights and study breaks during finals weeks.
“We plan these events to create a social atmosphere on campus,” Burmester said. “It’s important for all students, and especially incoming freshmen, to realize that they have a place here and have fun social events to participate in.”
All students are welcome to attend the Super Bowl party that is predicted to be a great success.
“Even if you don’t like football, this party is still a great opportunity to come together as a community, socialize, hang out and just have fun,” Burmester said.