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Winter semester kicks off with night of fun

Winter semester kicks off with night of fun

From karaoke in the Hyrum Manwaring Student Center to a live-action “Where’s Waldo” game around campus, BYU-Idaho students participated in an array of activities hosted by the college.

Tickets to the event were $5 when preordered online or $7 at the door. They included an access wristband, a small booklet of the location of events and a food coupon that was redeemable at The Crossroads and Soleil. Pretzels, ice cream, Dole Whip and pizza were available for eventgoers.

The BYU-I Campus Life Events page advertised what was to be expected at the event, “Come kick off the start of the semester with a night jam-packed with games, inflatables, prizes, food, and friends. Participate in countless activities throughout the I-Center Courts, Manwaring Student Center, and Hart! Tickets are $5 and include food vouchers.”

On the first floor of the Manwaring Center, students had access to bowling, escape rooms and a chance to win a prize at a game wheel. The second floor was filled with students singing karaoke, bracelet making, family jeopardy and roller skating.

The BYU-Idaho Student Center courts held the larger games of the night. Students were suspended in the air as they stacked crates, rode a mechanical bull for as long as they could, hit other students in bubble costumes playing soccer and ran through two different courses for archery and laser tag. Other inflatable games were available as well.

Jessica White, a sophomore studying communication, said she enjoyed the inflatable games in the I-Center which allowed her to interact with new people at the event.

The John W. Hart Building held the rest of the games offered to participants. Students lined up outside classrooms to participate in more escape rooms, hosted by the ROTC program, mini golf and a chance to survive the Titanic in the building’s pool. Music and flashing lights came from the Hart Auditorium as students filtered in and out of the dance.

Anna Higgins, a freshman majoring in dance and a ticket taker for the event, has worked at the event for two semesters.

“My favorite thing about I-Night is how many people are on campus,” Higgins said. “The more people there are, the more excitement.”

To learn more about upcoming events on BYU-I’s campus, visit the I-Belong page.