O-Week’s Glow Back Throwback

We're so excited to welcome you to the virtual GLOW Party event on Saturday, September 29th from 7pm-10pm CDT, hosted by Campus & Student Life in collaboration with the Center for Leadership & Involvement, to celebrate the end of O-Week. This is a great opportunity to meet other students with our team Trivia Games, be entertained by our performers, and get up and move with our DJs and Zumba instructors.

In each of the accordian drop down boxes below, you can find more information about each activity and event. Review each section to see activity descriptions, event length, online hosting platform, information about hosts, attendees size, and brief description. 

Connect with us on Social Media!

Follow us on instagram through out the event and show us how you GLOW. We have some fun surprises too if you check out our IG page @uchicagocli

Tag us, the performers, and your friends before, during, and after the event using our hashtag #oweekglowback and #involveduchicago.

We want to encourage you to go all-in. Wear the GLOW items in your kit, find something 90's in your closet to dress up, and interact with us on social media. And if you want to get really creative, you can use canva, a free design software, to make a virtual 90's/Glow themed Zoom background (image file is 1920 (wide) by 1080 pixels (tall)). We also have pre-made zoom backgrounds here.

Before the event, you can also preregister for the live drawings with Caricature Artists and Trivia Games

Lastly, we want to not that The University of Chicago encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have any questions, please contact Rebecca DeRose at rderose@uchicago.edu.

If you have questions prior to OR during the event, you can email uchicagocli@gmail.com or, send us a DM on social media @uchicagocli

You won't want to miss 90's hip-hop beats from our two featured DJs kicking off our GLOW party event. Whether you want to chill listening to music, be an active participant, or bounce between events- the DJ performance is the perfect place for it all. 

Our featured guests are... 

Drea Jay

Providing personalized entertainment services for every type of event. Drea Jay is a professional, and does whatever is needed to make her customers happy :-) She's worked in the radio industry over 10 years with V103 and WGCI FM Chicago. Working along side Steve Harvey, and Tony Sculfield as a morning show personality, her name is very well known in the Chicago area. Drea Jay can customize your event, and make the memories last a lifetime. IG: @dreajay_

"I started DJing full time in 2015, I've always had a love for music and wanted to turn it into a full time job. What I love about DJing " music makes people feel good, even if they are having a bad day. There is a healing power that music has, and I am happy to spread that joy around the world." My favorite song to get the crowd hype Poison by Bell Biv Devoe. My best advice for students during this time....don't forget to take time to smell the roses. Never be to busy where you don't take time to stop, disconnect from social media and people take time to appreciate life and self reflect." - Drea Jay  

DJ Rock-On

Terence Gadsden, also known as DJ Rock On started DJing in 2001 as a college student at Milligan University after his older brother encouraged him to take his love and passion for music to the next level. A native of Tinton Falls New Jersey, DJ Rock On moved to Chicago in 2003 to work and mentor youth full time on the west side of the City in the Lawndale community. He would used his DJ skills to teach youth about the history of Hip-Hop music and culture and to have fun. DJ Rock On has performed all over the country for many years and loves to get people moving on the dance for to some good Hip-Hop music. He Currently serves on the staff of North Park University Chicago. IG: @therealdjrockon

Sign-up for one of our live caricature drawings with an artist! This art is a great way to remember your O-Week experience. Each drawing session is approximately 30 minutes. During the event you will be sent a dropbox link in the chat to download and save your personal drawing.

Get ready to be amazed by our talented Magicians sponsored by Residence Life & Housing! 

Benjamin Barnes

Benjamin Barnes is a Chicago native and leader on its vibrant magic scene. A student of the legendary Eugene Burger, Benjamin spent two decades under the tutelage of this modern master. Although he is best known for his performances before corporate audiences (McDonald's, Ernst & Young, Accenture, etc.) Benjamin has also appeared at some of magic's most prestigious showplaces including the Magic Castle and the Windy City's own Chicago Magic Lounge. Check him out before the show here

Jeanette Andrews

Jeanette Andrews is hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists in the world today and she has presented commissioned and site-specific works for The Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt, the International Museum of Surgical Science, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Andrews has staged hundreds of sold-out and standing-room-only performances for Fortune 500 companies, theaters and universities across the United States, including Infiniti, Kraft, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Lyric Opera & Chicago Ideas Week.  Her work explores how illusions construct reality and highlights astonishing aspects of everyday life via moments of the seemingly impossible. She is a prior artist in residence for High Concept Labs and The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Illusion is Ms. Andrews’ life’s work and her performances have been praised by the Chicago Tribune, PBS and the New York Times. IG: @JeanetteAndrewsMagic 

Test your knowledge of 90's TV Shows, music, and other icons. Reserve your spot to participate with a group of 5 students. Teams will be randomly assigned and compete for a chance to win a gift card pool of $50.00.
*Note, Game 1 and Game 2 will be the same questions.

Test your knowledge of 90's TV Shows, music, and other icons. Reserve your spot to participate with a group of 5 students. Teams will be randomly assigned and compete for a chance to win a gift card pool of $50.00.
*Note, Game 1 and Game 2 will be the same questions.

It's not a real GLOW party with out a little music and dancing. Meet out talented Zumba instructors who teach with our 

Get to know UChicago Instructors Agustina & Tami:

"My name is Agustína Pandiani. I am full of energy and with a deep passion for justice. From my activism to my current role as a Research Analyst I thrive in making this world a better place everyday. Zumba has brought these two worlds together and an opportunity to give, feel and share joy!" 

Tami is a 4th year undergraduate student at The College who has been teaching Zumba since her first year at UChicago. Tami is a full-time student who studies Philosophy and Human Rights and plans on attending law school next year. Teaching Zumba at UChicago has been one of the Tami’s favorite experiences in her time here. She loves providing an environment that promotes good vibes and a moment for students to disconnect from the stresses of daily life. The Zumba community at this school is the best, and she can’t wait for you to join! IG: @zin_tami

Additional Help Links:

  • ZOOM Quick Start for Students by IT Services: new to zoom, need to create an account, or questions about how to use it? Check out this user guide for more information.
  • Interact with us and others on Instagram (@uchicagocli)

  • More CLI & RSO Events on Blueprint

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