Free In-N-Out and a chance to win Jay-Z concert tickets for students

Anna Osipova

Spring Fling, a free event hosted by the Union Program Council (UPC) and the Residence Halls Association (RHA) for all CSUN students, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Residence Halls’ Lawn.

The event will have free food from In-N-Out, popcorn, caricature artists, a photo booth, a raffle for Jay-Z concert tickets and show the movie “Couples Retreat.”

“’Couple’s Retreat’ is a pre-home release movie, which means that it is not in theaters anymore, but is not available for home viewing, just yet,” said Gary Orellana, UPC’s Spring Fling coordinator. “It is also the only pre-home release that offers subtitles, which serves useful to the large community of deaf study students we have.”

 Students who attend the event will be eligible to win two tickets to Jay-Z’s concert at the Staples Center on March 26.

“The Jay-Z giveaway, along with other smaller giveaways such as DVD’s and popcorn are for CSUN students who show a valid ID, not just residents,” Orellana said.
Amari Canada, RHA president, said the event is for all students.

“This is why UPC and RHA collaborated,” said Canada. “Residents and non-residents are welcomed and have a chance to win giveaways and have fun.”

The dorms were picked for the location of the event to try to boost event attendance.

“This will guarantee student attendance and exposure, but should not intimidate others,” Orellana said.

Orellana and Canada said they hope to make this a semi-annual event at the start of every semester.

Canada said this event was put together to “get students to network and socialize.”

The funds for the event came from both organizers. RHA collects money through $15 housing fees that students are able to opt out of, Orellana said.

The UPC also collects money from student fees that they use to “implement diverse and dynamic recreational social programs and special events for CSUN students,” Orellana said.