This year’s Winter Weekend is a whirl of wintry fun

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Students scoop ice cream at last year’s SUBOG annual event, One Ton Sundae. This year’s tradition will be held on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. on the Student Union Terrace   Photo by Nicole Jain/The Daily Campus

Students scoop ice cream at last year’s SUBOG annual event, One Ton Sundae. This year’s tradition will be held on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. on the Student Union Terrace

Photo by Nicole Jain/The Daily Campus

This upcoming weekend marks SUBOG’s 41st annual Winter Weekend. From Feb. 5 to Feb. 9, come out and enjoy all the fun, free activities that UConn’s undergraduate programming organization has planned to celebrate winter. Maybe there will even be some snow. 

Moonlight Breakfast 

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom 

The kick-off event of Winter Weekend is an age-old student favorite. SUBOG major weekends chairwoman Kimoya Wallace said she had requests on Instagram to bring back an event that vanished for a bit. Instead of a midnight breakfast, the event will take place at 10 p.m. (hence, a moonlight breakfast) because the event is in the middle of the week and students have classes the next day.  

There will be breakfast foods like eggs, fruit, pancakes and waffles, as well as a relaxation area that will have paraffin hand dip, hand massages, Infinity massage chairs and a gaming station. Additionally, SUBOG will show “Good Boys” at 10 p.m.  

One Ton Sundae

Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. on the Student Union Terrace  


Students can fill a bucket with ice cream and toppings to their heart’s content at SUBOG's annual event, One Ton Sundae.   Photo by Nicole Jain/The Daily Campus

Students can fill a bucket with ice cream and toppings to their heart’s content at SUBOG’s annual event, One Ton Sundae.

Photo by Nicole Jain/The Daily Campus

Another of UConn’s favorite traditions continues this year. Wallace says that this year’s One Ton Sundae will feature two boats of ice cream, one of which will be nut-free. There will also be raspberry sorbet available for those who are dairy-free. Students can fill a bucket with ice cream and toppings to your heart’s content.  

Students will use their event pass on UConntact to check in. The event is free for undergrads and is $2 for non-undergraduate students. The line for this event is always super long, so Wallace recommends getting in line as early as 9 a.m. 

“Good Boys” Showing 

Thursday, Feb. 6 at 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre 

SUBOG will show the comedy “Good Boys” at the normal times in the Student Union Theater this weekend.  

The movie follows 12-year-olds Max, Lucas and Thor as they try to gain some experience before their first kissing party. The boys use Max’s dad’s drone to spy on the teenage girls next door but must go on a wild adventure to reclaim it. The movie is full of raunchy, ridiculous situations that are sure to make you laugh.   

Ski Trip 

Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Now sold out, the annual ski trip will take students who purchased tickets online to Butternut Mountain in Massachusetts for a fun day on the slopes. Ticket prices included transportation and a lift ticket. Students who didn’t already own their own equipment had the option to rent ski or snowboard equipment for an additional cost. 

Oscars Livestream 

Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre 

Oscar Sunday just so happens to fall during Winter Weekend this year. SUBOG will host a livestream of the award show as one last fun thing to do this weekend. Students can bring their own food to the event.  

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are up for awards, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron and Renée Zellweger. Films including “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker” and “Little Women” are all vying for Best Picture.   

For updates on Winter Weekend activities, students can follow SUBOG on its social media. For any questions about Winter Weekend events, students can consult the FAQ page at https://subog.uconn.edu/ww/


 Stephanie Santillo is a senior staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at stephanie.santillo@uconn.edu.

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