Late Night BU
Late Night BU provides an alcohol-free source of late-night entertainment for Bradley University students monthly throughout the school year. LNBUs are a fun way to meet up with friends, create crafts, play on some inflatables, and enjoy some great food from local restaurants.
Late Night BU was created out of the Alcohol Action Plan, released in April of 2008. The first LNBU was Halloween-themed and was held in October of 2008. Throughout the first year, activities were organized by staff members in Wellness Programs, Student Activities, and Campus Recreation. Seven LNBUs were held during the inaugural season and 800 students attended each LNBU on average.
An increase in the Student Activities Fee in 2009 established a guaranteed source of funding for Late Night BU. The fee increase also enabled student staff to be hired to plan and implement eight LNBUs. In April of 2009, four event coordinators, two logistics coordinators, and a graphic designer were hired and formed the first Late Night BU Planning Committee. This model proved to be successful, as LNBUs throughout the 2009 – 2010 year attracted average attendances of over 1,000 students!
Late Night BU continued to expand upon its success by offering five LNBUs per semester for the 2010 – 2011 academic year. With the increase in LNBUs, an additional event coordinator was added to the student staff.
Late Night BU Average Attendance Figures:
Fall 2012 (5 events): 1,300
2011-12 (10 events): 1,300
2010-11 (10 events): 1,200
2009-10 (8 events): 1,100
2008-09 (7 events): 930
Friday, February 15 (during Siblings Weekend)
Friday, March 8
Friday, April 5
Tuesday, May 7