University to host socially distanced social events

By Tatiania Perry

The University launched a series of socially distances events starting in early October to create activities outside of the dorm for students.

“The Illini Union will start offering more safe, social-distanced in-person events for the rest of the semester,” the COVID Illinois website stated.

There will be some standing events each week.

Free bowling and billiards nights in the Rec Room and trivia in the Courtyard Cafe will be held every Tuesday night. 

Music and comedy events on the will be held on the quad every Thursday evening.

And on Saturday afternoons the quad  with host yard games and old school movies to end the night in the Courtyard Cafe.

Each Saturday night the events shift to Memorial Stadium for more space. A concert series is scheduled for the weekend night. 

This week features artists Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press, Land of Panda and DJ Bob Bass

In order to attend, students must show a valid Student ID and Safer Illinois App showing a status of Building Access Granted, face coverings are required and attendees must adhere to social distancing guidelines before, during and after an event.

Saturdays the stadium opens at 8 pm  and the university provides free pizza and beverages. As alcohol is allowed the stadium there is a beer/seltzer option for $4 for students 21 and over.

Tatiania Perry

I am a journalism graduate student. In my undergraduate at the University I had the privilege of working for The Daily Illini as an Assistant Sports Editor, interning for NBC Sports Group in the digital media department as and most recently I served as a digital intern for Illinois Public Newsroom and a Teaching Assistant for the College of Media. I chose to go into Journalism because I love the idea of telling the stories of those who would otherwise not be heard, being a voice to the voiceless.