UAC holds Speed Dating event and plans for February

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Troy University’s UAC and M.I.S.S. ELITE Society host “6 minutes, 6 feet” speed dating event to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Oluwaseun Omotayo

Staff Writer 

The University Activities Council created a list of events lined up for students on campus for February – and although you may have missed out on some there is one activity left. 

The last event UAC will organize this month is an outdoor game night at Camp Butter and Egg Adventures scheduled for Feb. 24 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

UAC’s goal is to provide a space for “students to enjoy a fun game night in a relaxing and safe environment,” according to Vice President of UAC Keneshia  Mahan.

The group partnered with several organizations on campus to provide other events this month, as well.

The first one was a drive-in movie night at Camp Butter and Egg Adventures for a viewing of the Black Panther movie on Feb. 3.

The next event, which was held at Hal Hall on Feb.10, was “6 feet for 6 minutes,” a speed dating event that was organized in collaboration with M.I.S.S ELITE Society (MES). The event was from 7 p.m. until 9.m., and about 50 students were in attendance and were given snacks and Valentine’s Day treats. 

“Each individual that attended had 6 minutes to talk to their date while they sat 6 feet apart to respect CDC guidelines,” said Gretil Sutton, a senior elementary education major from Valley, Alabama. 

Sutton serves as the current president for MES and explained that “the attendees rotated 12 times, so they talked to at least 12 people throughout the event.” 

“The organizers provided roses for the participants so they could give a rose at the end of the event to the person they matched or connected with the most,” Gretil said.

UAC also held Casino Night again this year. 

“It is our annual tradition which gives students an opportunity to interact with other people,” Mahan said. 

The event was held in the ballrooms Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and included prizes and food. 

UAC officers said they hope the events the group plans help give students an avenue to socialize despite COVID restrictions.

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