If you weren’t at the Bronco Student Center for Midnight Madness, then you missed out on all of the free fun for students looking to escape from the books. Every quarter, BEAT hosts Midnight Madness during Nite Owl, the week in which the BSC is open 24/7 for students to study for finals. Students from all over the campus came out to let loose and free their minds from the stress of finals by enjoying a night of free food, entertainment and activities.
This year, Midnight Madness had rooms dedicated to a number of activities, such as: bounces houses with a DJ, yoga, massages, laser tag, karaoke and more. The Games Room Etc. was open for unlimited game play, and ASI hosted a contest for students to win prizes.
With all of the action of the evening, it’s no wonder that approximately 800 students attended the event. Major Events BEAT Chair, Pulkit Jain, coordinated the event all quarter, and formed a committee of 15 people to help execute his vision of fall’s Midnight Madness.
“I was really impressed with the student turnout for the event,” Jain said.
Students came to the BSC with empty bellies, and left full and satisfied after binging on free hot dogs, chips, drinks, ice cream and kabobs.
“The food was a huge success,” Jain said in regards to the kabobs from the Culinarians student club, “the kabobs added an extra spice to the traditional hot dogs.”
Not only were the kabobs a new addition to the madness, but the game of Twister located in the Roundtable Lobby, free ice cream served in Center Court and laser tag in Ursa Major, all made their debut on Monday night.
Among the favorites at the event, Jain said students enjoyed most the free food, the bounce houses with a live DJ performing in the Ursa Major suit and the free massages.
“I greatly appreciated my free massage!” said Chelsea Arme, fourth-year communication major who attended her first Midnight Madness on Monday night.
The night was a huge success, with a large number of attendees and new activities for everyone to enjoy.
“It was fun, and for my first event as a BEAT chair, it was pretty successful,” said Jain. “My committee as well as the volunteers did an awesome job in making this event a success.”
For more information on BEAT events, please visit www.asi.csupomona.edu/beat.