This Saturday night, Feb. 9, the Student Activities Council is hosting the annual Dress-up Bingo Night. This will take place at 8 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center four-court area. The event, a favorite among students, provides an exciting opportunity to dress up like senior citizens going to a bingo night with friends.
The event will include several rounds of bingo with increasing difficulty as the rounds progress. As the game gets more difficult, the value of the prizes will also increase. Students discouraged by their lack of skill in sports or e-sports will appreciate the lack of skill necessary to play this fun and classic game of chance.
Students participating in this event have the opportunity to come home with big-ticket prizes for winning rounds of bingo. Possible prizes include an Xbox One gaming console by Microsoft, a custom-made high-quality Sector 9 longboard, convenient and high-tech wireless earbuds, assorted Bluetooth speakers, tickets to see the Minnesota Timberwolves play basketball, a conveniently-placed reserved parking spot on campus, a Townsquare Coffeehouse and Kitchen mug with included gift card, a retro mini-fridge and much more.
Junior Emily Weber says, “Bingo night is one of my favorite campus events because everyone breaks out their best grandparent clothes and we all look so silly together.” Sutton Derr encourages students to go to the event because “it is a great opportunity to be with a bunch of friends and possibly win a great prize.”
Many students raid their dorms’ costume closet, make trips to Bibles for Missions or go home to borrow clothing items from family members. Some students are so invested in this event that they adopt “old-age” voices, put on old-age makeup, and stay in character throughout the event.
One reason this campus tradition is a student favorite is because it breaks up the long weeks in February before Spring Break. Bring your significant other, your roommate and your wing along for a silly night with a fun game that requires no skill. Join the entire campus in the RSC four-court area this for a great night of bingo.
Michael Simmelink and Sutton Derr are representatives of the Student Activities Council and are willing to answer questions regarding this event.