Purple Knights Weekly - Events Newsletter

Newsletter Campus Life University Bridgeport Campus Activities

April 27- May 3, 2015


Wisteria Ball - "A Knight at the Oscars"

Wisteria will take place on April 30th at the Waterview in Monroe, CT. For just $45.00 a ticket, you get transportation to and from UB, a four course meal and up to four drinks. The four course meal includes a choice of dry aged Prime Rib, Cajun Red Snapper, Chicken Piccata or Roasted Vegetables with Black Beans.  Open to all UB students and one guest of their choice.

To purchase tickets please go to: http://bridgeport.universitytickets.com

You will need to create an account with your "my.bridgeport.edu" in order to purchase your tickets.

Fresh Check Day

Join us for our second annual celebration of life and suicide prevention event, hosted by Counseling Services. More than 20 different resources, free food, fun activities, yoga, massage, therapy dogs, prizes and more! Fresh Check will be from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the Ped Mall and Peoples Park. In the event of rain, it will be held in the Wheeler Rec Center. 

Zipcar U Campaign - Win a free trip

Zipcar U's campaign is simple - zip in a Ford and enter a chance to win a trip. Entering is easy; simply reserve and drive any one of the Ford Zipcars on or near campus and you're automatically qualified. In May, Zipcar will choose five lucky students to win the big prize: two free days in a Zipcar, two free nights in a hotel, spending money and a 1-year Spotify Premium membership. The more you drive, the more likely you are to win. More information can be found at the following link:


Return Your PAL!

All students that are not returning to UB next semester should return their PAL to Campus Security or for a resident student, to Res Life staff. Thank you!

Cap and Gown

The cost of your cap, gown and hood are not included in your graduation fee and must be purchased directly from the UB Bookstore.

Please bring cash, Visa or Master Card to purchase your cap and gown.

If you wish to have your regalia mailed to you, you must make arrangements directly with the UB Bookstore no later than April 25, 2015. Shipping and handling fees will be charged.

You may call (203) 576.4804 for more information.

The prices are as follows:

Associate Degree     $41.00

Bachelor Degree     $69.00

Master Degree      $72.00

Doctorate      $133.00


Upcoming Events


Monday, April 27

12:00 - 1:15 P.M. Zipcar will have a table presenting information about their services in the Hub. 

7:00 - 8:15 P.M. Come to the Commuter Lounge in the Student Center for Monday Yoga. 

7:00 - 11:00 P.M. Seniors! Come to the Social Room for Knight of Skating.  Tonight the Social Room will become a free roller skating rink.  Skates are provided.

7:13 - 9:00 P.M. Come to "Are You Prepared", a networking event in the Great Room for students to have one on one conversations with different people from various career fields hosted by the sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

7:30 - 9:00 P.M. Join the Latin American Club for an Informational about the organization in room 207/209 of the Student Center.

Tuesday, April 28

11:30 - 1:30 P.M. Treat yourself to a snack at the Purple and Green Cupcake sale in the Library Lobby hosted by the sisters of the Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc.

12:00 - 2:00 P.M. Enjoy healthy meals in the Twisted Cafe (Student Center Basement). All options under $5.00.

12:15 - 1:30 P.M. Come join Yoga with the Wellness Club in the Commuter Lounge.

6:00 - 10:00 P.M. Seniors! Come to the Great Room for the Body Museum, a modeling/fashion show where the people are the works of art.

6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Join the sisters of the Delta Theta Sorority, Inc. in Deltas Against Drunk Driving in the Great Room where they will raise awareness about the seriousness of drinking and driving. 

Wednesday, April 29

12:00 - 5:45 P.M. Help donate blood with the Red Cross Club's UB Blood Drive held in the Social Room.

4:30 - 6:00 P.M.  Treat yourself to a snack at the Purple and Green Cupcake sale in Marina Dining Hall and the Hub hosted by the sisters of the Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc.

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Come to Helluva Henna with W.E.A.C.T. in the Private Dining Room, a middle eastern inspired event for students to experience self expression through henna.

7:13 - 9:00 P.M. Join the Sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in, "All About the Benjamins" in the Great Room where students may learn about life after college, how to budget money, how to obtain credit and the difference between good and bad credit. 

8:30 - 10:00 P.M. Take a Zumba Dancing class in the Mirror Room of the ABC Building courtesy of the Student Programming Board. 

9:00 - 10:00 P.M. Join SLAM (Sophisticated love of the Artistic Mind) if you are interested in expressing yourself through art, music, dance, spoken word or any other artistic outlet. SLAM will be meeting in the Twisted Cafe. 

9:00 - 11:00 P.M. Seniors! Come Bowling at Bowlmor Nowalk Bolwing at Bowlmor Lanes, 701 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.  For information contact Yasmine Wright at ywright@my.bridgeport.edu

Thursday, April 30

11:00 - 3:00 P.M. Come support the Red Cross Club in the Library Lobby where students may register as a bone marrow donor. The organization will also be selling cupcakes for $1.00.

12:00 - 2:00 P.M. Enjoy healthy meals in the Twisted Cafe (Student Center Basement). All options under $5.00.

7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Come to the Twisted Cafe in the Student Center Basement for Open Mic Night to see the talent on campus. 

7:00 P.M. It isn't too late to get your ticket for Wisteria: A Knight at the Oscars.  To purchase your tickets go to http://bridgeport.universitytickets.com.

7:13 - 9:00 P.M. Join the sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc for, "Diamond in the Rough" in the Great Room for an event with different activities to enhance women's self esteem.

Friday, May 1

6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Come to the Great Room for a Friendship Dinner.

Saturday, May 2

10:00 A.M. Seniors! Don't forget about the trip to Six Flags. Buses will be leaving from the intersection of University Ave and Park Ave. 

4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Join the 9th Annual SASD UB Design Alumni Event in the Schelfhaudt Gallery of the ABC Building. The reception will include a viewing of the 2015 Senior Design Exhibition where you can enjoy complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. 

Sunday, May 3

7:00 - 10:00 P.M. Come to the Commuter Lounge for a night of Hindu Prayers and Dinner.


What is Purple Knight Weekly?

Purple Knight Weekly is a weekly e-mail newsletter about life at UB. If you would like your event included in The Purple Knight Weekly, please email campusactivities@bridgeport.edu by Thursday at noon the week before your event.