Photo by Jess Esocbar

Students enjoy the DJ's music at Block Party 2.0. ASuop hosts several large-scale student events each semester.

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Students Don’t Have to Travel Far for Stockton Nightlife

ASuop Hosts Multiple Student Parties Throughout the Year
Patrick GiblinDec 9, 2011

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.

ASuop Nightlife Photo Gallery

Check out photos from some of the various nightlife events ASuop has put on this fall!  more

In September, ASuop hosted Tiger Nights with Theta Chi. The event was held at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in downtown Stockton and students were given shuttle rides between campus and the venue. Approximately 900 students came to the event, swam in the hotel pool, danced, and were entertained by fire dancers, a red carpet photo booth, and tours of the newly remolded University Lofts. Two to three Tiger Nights events are held each semester, each with a different theme and free live entertainment. Past themes have included a Night of Mistique with Cirque Du Soleil performers, Casino Nights with tons of prizes, and De-Stress Fest with massages and more than 30 tons of snow.

In October, ASuop held the "Club DC-Geeked up 2.0 collaboration with Pi Kappa Alpha." More than 800 students dressed up as the "Urkle" character from the '90s sitcom "Family Matters" and danced to music presented by DJ Marselus Cayton. Other past events include the annual Green Fashion Show, an annual concert (the most recent was by musician John Legend) and a lecture from Post Secrets.com founder Frank Warren.

More events are being scheduled for upcoming semesters. Students can find out what is happening by logging in to OrgSynch account, provided to every undergraduate student, or by visitinghttp://pacific.orgsync.com/org/asuop.

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