Student Activities has a fun-packed schedule for this spring semester filled with monthly events and trips for Rhode Island College students. With first come first serve specials, offering discounts for students who buy their tickets in advent, Student Activities events are not only fun, they are also very affordable.
Students looking to get involved in different clubs should attend the Student Organization Showcase on Wed., Feb. 8 during free period in the Student Union Ballroom. There they have the opportunity to meet representatives from different student organizations on campus and find out how they can become involved.
The long awaited show, An Evening with Gabriel Iglesias will take place on Wed., April 18 at 8 p.m. in the Roberts Auditorium. Originally scheduled to take the stage during homecoming weekend, the fluffy man is finally making his appearance at RIC. Gaining his popularity on Comedy Central, the Latin comedian is known for his specials including “Hot and Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy.” Tickets will be on sale at the Roberts Hall Box Office and are $15 in advance, $25 at the door.
Next month, students can attend the RIC Trip to see The Merchant of Venice by the Trinity Repertory Company on Sat., Feb. 18. The popular play is a tragic comedy by William Shakespeare, which was penned somewhere between 1596 and 1598. The show is just $5 for the first 10 students to purchase tickets; just $12 for RIC students and $20 for non-RIC students.
For $55 RIC students ($65 for non-students) can see the Boston Celtics play the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, Mar. 28. The first 10 students to purchase their tickets will receive a $10 discount.
During February, Student Activities is hosting a Skiing/Snowboarding trip to Loon Mountain. Experience over 300 acres and 500 trails Loon has to offer on Saturday, Feb. 25. The trip cost $50 for the first 10 RIC students, $65 for RIC students, and $85 for non-RIC students.
Another exciting trip opportunity for RIC students is the Mystic Aquarium trip on Sat., Mar. 3. There is a discount for children and tickets are just $12 for RIC students and $20 for non-RIC students.
Students Activities will also be putting on a trip to Portland, Maine on Saturday, Mar. 31. For just $5 students can spend a day sightseeing or shopping in the beautiful city.
Students can also choose from two different overnight trips if they are looking to get away this semester. From Friday till Sunday during the second weekend of May, Student Activities is hosting a Weekend at Hershey Park. The trip is $140 for RIC students and $165 for non-RIC students. There is a $10 discount to be one of the first 10 to buy their tickets.
For a less expensive trip, students can attend a Weekend Camping Trip, occurring the following weekend. For just $5, RIC students can spend a night in the great outdoors. As a final trip, students can experience Boston for just $1. The popular trip takes place on Fri., May 4.
Open Mic Night occurs every first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Café. Those with lyrical, musitcal, or entertaining abilities are invited to show off their talent. All students are welcome to spectate everything from rappers to beatboxers.
Every second Friday of the month is BINGO Night at 8 p.m. in Student Union 307. Prizes include Providence Performing Arts Center tickets, gift certificates to stores and resterants, t-shirts and event RIC Trip discounts. Video Game Breaks happen every third Wednesday of the month during free period in the Cafe. All are invited to play Xbox Kinect and Wii in-between classes.
For more information about all of the upcoming events, join Student Activities Facebook page.