Rashida Patrick, Co-Editor-In-Chief
Moose Madness is an event filled week that happens during the last week of classes. The Utica College Programing Board hosts the event each year. The student-run organization plans this week of activities for students to be able to have fun before finals. According to Bethany VanBenschoten, the advisor of UCPB, Moose Madness will start Wednesday, Apr. 27 and end Friday, Apr. 29 with Bryson Tiller’s concert at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Even though students have been raving about UC’s big concert, there are many others events to take place. On Wednesday UCPB will host fight
According to Bethany VanBenschoten, the advisor of UCPB, Moose Madness will start Wednesday, Apr. 27 and end Friday, Apr. 29 with Bryson Tiller’s concert at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Even though students have been raving about UC’s big concert, there are many others events to take place. On Wednesday UCPB will host fight nightfight night will be a mixture of inflatables located on the Strebel Student Center’s back lawn. On Thursday, UCPB will host
On Thursday, UCPB will host trivia night and on Friday, Apr. 29 UCPB will collaborate with the Resident Hall Association during their luau. In addition to RHA, UCPB will also collaborate with the Womyn’s Resource Center, WPNR and the Senior Gift Committee to host trivia night.
VanBenschoten said Moose Madness is a fun-filled week for students.
“It is a big celebration to celebrate the end of the year, and to celebrate all of the hard work students have put in,” VanBenschoten said.
Before Moose Madness, the celebration of the last week of classes was called MooseA-Palazzo. This is the second year in a row that UCPB will host Moose Madness. Each year students at UC are given one free t-shirt with their valid student ID. This year’s shirt will be the same design from last year’s Moose Madness shirts but different colors.
According to VanBenschoten if students are interested in having more than one shirt, they can purchase an extra shirt. Prices have not been finalized but will range from $5 to $10.
Junior Elliot Coleman is the director of UCPB and he said this year’s events took some time to plan because of the concert.
“This year we started planning early fall semester since it took a lot of work to get the concert planned,” Coleman said. “But we typically start to plan Moose Madness at the end of the fall semester or early spring.”
Coleman said students can expect to have a blast leading up to the big concert.
Freshman Gianna Boone, who’s majoring in communication arts said even though this is her first year experiencing Moose Madness, she is still very excited.
“I can’t wait to have fun at Moose Madness,” Boone said. “ I have had such a stressful semester and it will feel good to have some fun for a change.”
Wednesday’s event will start at 3 p.m.