This is an event for students who say â€œbah humbugâ€ to Valentineâ€™s Day.
The â€œBitter Ball,â€ hosted by the Residence Hall Association, is aimed toward students who donâ€™t have a special someone and may be â€œbitter about it,â€ said Amanda Chang, programming director for Campus Activities.
But, couples are not excluded from the festivities, she said, adding that based on the turnout for the Winter Ball last semester, RHA estimates 200 people to show up for the Valentineâ€™s Day celebration.
The organization decided to host its second annual â€œBitter Ballâ€ this Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Chang said she doesnâ€™t think having the event on a Thursday will impact the turnout.
The Valentineâ€™s Day mood will be set with dimmed lights, candles and popular tunes, but the event, Chang said, is open anyone looking for something fun to do.
â€œStudents really seem to enjoy going to dances,â€ Chang said, adding that when RHA asked around campus for event ideas, dances were a popular request.
The event is free to students aside from the option to donate $1 to a Haiti relief fund in exchange for having a photo taken.
â€œIf you think of a high school dance in a gym, a college version of that would be a good description,â€ Chang said.
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Ways to Celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day
â€œThe Greatest Couples of All Timeâ€
Where: Lory Student Center West Ballroom
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Sponsored by: Campus Activities and Black Definition
â€œCouples in Love and Musicâ€
Where: Rialto Theatre
When: Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.
Cost: $18 for adults, $14 for students
â€œKCSU Date a DJâ€
What: e-mail three reasons why you deserve to date a DJ to KCSUPromo@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.
What youâ€™ll win: two people will win a date at 6 p.m. on Valentineâ€™s Day at CooperSmithâ€™s Pub & Brewing in Old Town.
Where: Lory Student Center Main Ballroom
When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.