With the end of the year quickly approaching, seniors have much to look forward to. But preparing for finals, getting ready to graduate and actually entering the “real world” can be a nerve-wracking experience, as well. There’s one event that may take the edge off: Senior Week.
“Nothing can make senior week better than spending the last few days as a college senior with the people you got to know through the past four years,” senior physical therapy major Avani Patel said.
While many of the details of the week still remain a secret, they are gradually being uncovered. Senior Week will take place on Thursday May 16 and end on Saturday night, May 18, with a variety of events planned for each day.
The theme of the three-day event is “I Love the 90s: Three Days of Throwbacks” representing the decade seniors grew up in. Seniors will stay on campus, but specific dorms haven’t been announced. The Senior Week Committee said it could be Mountainview, The Suites or Ledges.
On Thursday there’ll be a kickoff block party with a deejay, food and giveaways on Bobcat Way. That night, seniors will be shuttled to a New Haven nightclub, where there’ll be more food, special drink prices, two deejays and dueling piano players. On Friday, a band, food, beer trucks and more giveaways will come to campus, and that night a trip to the casino, Mohegan Sun, is organized. Saturday includes a trip to a venue with pools, ice cream trucks, lounges and sporting activities, and ends with a semi-formal banquet that night.
Seniors will also be transported to and from all off-campus events, have pizza delivered to their room each night, and receive a Senior Week T-shirt. The cost of the $315 ticket covers all expenses except for alcohol at the off-campus events.
This year, many seniors were concerned about the expense of the tickets.
“I felt that I could have done something else with my friends that was just as fun but much more cost effective,” said senior accounting major, Michael Mills, who will not be going to Senior Week.
However, since Senior Week may be one of the last times seniors see those they’re graduating with, it’s an event many don’t want to miss.
“I think that with everything the ticket covers, the price makes sense and it is worth it,” said senior Spanish major, Dalila Acosta.
Senior Week ticket sales ended on April 1.
Because specific details haven’t been released about each event yet, all seniors must attend an info session to find out more information. Info sessions are scheduled for April 10, 14, 15, and 17.