Escape the winter weather in the Dome

Whether you are a first semester student, or a senior slated to graduate in five months (yeah, it’s that close!), you’ve probably seen or heard of this thing called “The Dome.”

Now you are probably thinking, “What’s your point, of course, I know what ‘The Dome’ is, how could I miss it?”

Here’s my point:

As the weather gets worse and worse, and possibly worse, you need to constantly come up with things to do inside. What better outlet for social entertainment than one of the most prominent features of campus?

The best part is, you don’t even have to be a sports fan to enjoy it! But we’ll start there first.

For the sports fans out there:

Home football games are a thing of the past now, and that means it’s time for basketball. Here are a few big games you don’t want to miss for Men’s and Women’s hoops:


  • Georgetown, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. (Crawl out of the library for a few hours, it’s Georgetown, after all)
  • Pitt, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.
  • Duke, Feb. 23 at TBD
  • Virginia, March 4 at 7 p.m.


  • North Carolina, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. (Sunday before class starts)
  • NC State, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. (Doggy Day)
  • Notre Dame, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. (Greek Night)

Also, be on the lookout for the Men’s and Women’s lacrosse schedules. Their games will be starting soon after Winter Break.

Other ways to enjoy the Dome:

  • Own the Dome, an Admissions event for accepted students, looks for current students to help volunteer to work the event. To volunteer for this and other events, apply to become a University 100 Student Ambassador (the application deadline for spring 2019 is Sunday, Jan. 20) or stay tuned on the Own the Dome webpage for volunteer deets when you get back from Winter Break.
  • 2019 Block Party: TBD (Always a concert in the Dome).
  • Little known fact: the Dome is open 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily. Take a stroll around the concourse. Head to Gate B and bring your SU ID.

Written by Jake Falge, intern in the Division of Marketing and Communications