Start the Year Off in a Spectacular Kind of Way!

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2016) — Incoming freshmen can start the school year off right at the Student Center's K Week Spectacular event. Swing by Memorial Hall lawn from 8 to 11 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22, to enjoy music, mentalists, movies and tons of other giveaways. Join the biggest party on campus!

“Student Center Spectacular is a long standing tradition for freshmen to see what the Student Center provides,” said Dustin Adams, assistant director of Activities and Marketing for the Student Center. “Although we may be scattered in various locations while our new state-of-the-art building is being completed, we wanted to continue that tradition for new students.”  

Spectacular will feature events provided by the organizations normally located in the University of Kentucky Student Center. On the front lawn, the Student Activities Board (SAB) will provide novelties such as a photo booth, personalized signs and a koozie station. The Martin Luther King Center will be providing a diversity project. The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union will have corn hole and Frisbee giveaways.

Located behind Memorial Hall students can spin the prize wheel to win T-shirts and other prizes provided by the Cats Den, Late Night Film Series and SAB.  DJ Warren Peace will be located in the amphitheater and the University of Kentucky Police Department will be set up with various vehicles and a firearms simulator.

Events located in Memorial Hall will include mentalist Christopher Carter at 8:30 p.m., followed by a screening of the animated blockbuster "Zootopia" at 10 p.m.

"I am so excited for Spectacular," said Miranda Scott, director of Campus Life. "This is such a fun and relaxed event that is perfect for new students. It's great to come, grab some free shirts and prizes, and hangout with some new friends!"

Spectacular is a collaboration with the Student Center, SAB, the Cat’s Den Underground, Late Night Film Series, the MLK CenterWRFL, and New Student and Family Programs. Students can learn more about these organizations and what they have to offer at Spectacular.  

SAB brings more than 60 entertaining, educational and enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends to the University of Kentucky annually. These programs are designed to enhance the college experience for students, faculty, staff and the greater Lexington community.

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