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UU Hosts 60th Anniversary Celebration Followed by Block Party Concert on April 29
University Union, the official student programming board of Syracuse University, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a Birthday Bash on the Quad. The celebration is scheduled on Friday, April 29, from 1-5 p.m. and will include inflatables, a 360-photo booth, silent disco, jumbo games and much more. The activities are free and open to all Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (ESF) campus community members.
“Each year there is a vast amount of planning and hard work that goes into bringing these exciting opportunities to our student body. I encourage the campus community to join in the celebrating UU’s 60 years of making history, tradition, and memories through their terminus efforts in programming,” says Mike Duignan, senior director of student engagement.
Following the Birthday Bash, UU is hosting the annual Block Party concert in the Dome beginning at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). This year’s co-headliners are Gunna and Baby Keem, with support from 070 Shake and A-Trak. [Please note, University Union has announced 2 Chainz will co-headline Block Party with Baby Keem after Gunna rescinded.]
“We are looking forward to the first Block Party in three years,” share University Union Concert Co-Directors Robert “Mo” Morris ’23 and Mackenzie Glaubitz ’22. “We are excited for students to experience the culmination of the hard work and preparation we have done for this event. This year is also University Union’s 60th birthday, and it reminds us how grateful we are to be a part of an organization with such a rich history.”
Assistant Director of Student Activities and advisor to UU Cateatra D. Mallard adds, “Block Party has been one of the most anticipated events of the school year for every student! I am so excited to see this event in-person for the first time and work alongside the University Union students who are working tirelessly and pouring their passion into this experience to create an artist lineup and day events that incorporate the student body feedback. The entire day will be filled with activities, games and attractions, aside from the concert that will certainly have a WOW-factor to commemorate the entire day!”
Tickets for Block Party are available to Syracuse University and SUNY ESF students only and are on sale now for $25. Students can purchase tickets via their MyCuse account. Please note print tickets will not be available and there is a limit of one ticket per student as guests are not permitted to attend. Tickets cannot be transferred or resold.
For questions or to request accommodations, please contact UU Vice President Molly Gross by Wednesday, April 20. For additional information, contact UU Public Relations Director Quinn Schmidt or visit the UU website. For additional details on purchasing and using mobile tickets, visit the MyCuse mobile ticketing guide.