Students enjoy the DJ's music at Block Party 2.0. ASuop hosts several large-scale student events each semester.
Students Don’t Have to Travel Far for Stockton NightlifeASuop Hosts Multiple Student Parties Throughout the Year
Some say it was the party of the year.
"It was epic!" one student posted on Facebook after the event. Another wrote, "For all those who didn't go, you missed out!"
What was this party, you may ask? Block Party 2.0. And who put it on? The University did.
Block Party 2.0 was just one of many evening events put on by the Associated Students of University of the Pacific (ASuop) and attended by thousands of Pacific students. These events range from nightclub-like dance parties to fashion shows, concerts by Grammy-award-winning artists or lectures by the movers and shakers of our time. They are designed to let students relax and socialize in a safe and comfortable environment without having to travel too far.
"These events aren't just about having a large party, but they also allow students to connect with other students on an interpersonal level," said Arlene Brown, Arts and Entertainment advisor for ASuop. "Events such as Block Party, Club DC, and Tiger Nights all create the memories that these students will reflect on when they think back on their college years. It's important to provide these programs so students have a place to create community, friendships, and lasting impressions of their college experience."
This year's Block Party 2.0 was held at the start of the school year in the Greek Circle on campus. It attracted more than 2,000 students and served as a kick-off to the school year, though it initially was founded in response to demand from fraternities and sororities that there be more "dance floors" on campus. The overwhelming turn-out at Block Party 2.0 reaffirmed the need for nightlife at Pacific.