Gladiator Night at NDSU This Saturday
Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 17:09
NDSU Wallman Wellness Center and Campus Live will host Gladiator Night on Saturday at the Wellness Center.
The annual event organized by Campus Live and the Wellness Center is part of the long-standing tradition of welcoming freshmen to NDSU in style. The event runs from 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and will feature games like Giant Trike Races, obstacle courses, power ball, tug-of-war and also a gladiator costume competition.
This is part of many weekend events organized by Campus Live to promote alcohol-free fun among college students. Christopher Suriano, Associate Director of Wellness Center says, “The goal is to promote fun activities on campus that are strictly non-alcoholic.”
The event is planned strategically after the first Bison home game against Ferris State University. Christopher believes that, “students would be energetic after the Bison game and can preserve the competitive atmosphere where they can have some fun while competing against friends.”
The event is free to all NDSU students with their NDSU Bison card. There will also be free food at the event. Some of the foods available are healthy alternatives to the average college student’s diet. For instance, there will be fruit kebabs and drinks to rehydrate the students. Christopher said they want to encourage students to eat healthy.
The competition will also have prizes including NDSU Bookstore gift cards, which could come in handy while paying for textbooks.
On a closing note, Christopher said, “We want to encourage the students to participate and bring in the excitement after the football game while they have fun, and [healthy] food with friends; all this while having a good start to the fall semester.”
The Wellness center is expecting roughly about 250-300 student participants at the Gladiator Night this year.