So maybe getting drunk and passing out on the so-called rape trail is not exactly your thing. And maybe 50 cent pitchers at Thirsty Dog’s don’t tickle your fancy either.
Not to worry. Not all social activities at UConn involve alcohol. Here are some ways to stay alcohol free and have fun, too.
The Student Union Board of Governors sponsors events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For example, world- famous comedians perform at the Student Union Theatre on Thursday nights. The admission is free for students.
“The SUBOG comedy series enjoys regular attendance of 200 to 300 students per show,” SUBOG President Miguel Almodovar said.
Students can take advantage of performers such as Nick Swardson, of the Comedy Central show “Reno 911” and the stoner cult-classic “Grandma’s Boy.” Performers in the past have included BJ Novak, of the Emmy Award- winning TV show “The Office” and James Smith.
Julian McCullough also entertained at UConn. In 2002, The Rutgers University alumni started hosting comedy shows at The Stress Factory, a popular New Jersey comedy club. He now opens for top name performers such as Dave Chappelle and has had his own comedy special on Comedy Central. People pay $30 or more to see him perform live. UConn students saw him do an hour of stand-up for free.
Getting out of town
Despite the on-campus action, most students feel the need to get the heck out of Storrs every now and then. Such a change of scenery can be achieved even when students do not have cars. SUBOG plans two off-campus trips a month and these are a guaranteed good time.
For example, a December trip to New York City costs a mere $10 per student including transportation. Students are able to find their own fun in the best city in the world, or for and additional $45 attend a Broadway show.
“We send two buses down to the city, each bus has about 40 students. This is our most popular trip,” said Almodovar. According to information on the Peter Pan bus company’s website, a round-trip bus ticket from Storrs to New York City is $70. Do the math and save by booking with SUBOG.
Scary fun at Halloween
For Halloween, UConn students can go on the Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard trip. The Haunted Graveyard is a lot scarier and more entertaining than the usual aftermath of an alcohol-soaked party.
The secret is out. There are fun and sober activities at UConn.
Interested in all the fun activities SUBOG is bringing to UConn?
Here’s a video of Julian McCullough, one of the comedians that SUBOG has brought to UConn.