The University Programming Board, also known as UPB, is a group of students who collectively plan campus-wide events throughout the year.UPB is made up of three committees; Sound and Stage, Issues and Outreach, and LOYNO Connections.
The Sound and Stage committee plans the monthly 3rd Friday events and annual events like Sneaux and Loyolapalooza. Sneaux is held each fall semester and brings in 20 tons of snow as a part of the Winter Wonderland Week for a giant snowball fight before finals. In April UPB holds its end of the year celebration, Loyolapalooza, where students can listen to music and enjoy one of the first crawfish boils of the season.
The Issues and Outreach committee is responsible for bringing events to campus that reflect current issues in the world, problems that need to become more exposed and well known, as well as the issues that our Loyola students would like to address. In December a speaker from the “Does AIDS look like me” series will be coming to promote AIDS and HIV awareness and knowledge. The committee also co-programs events on campus with other Loyola organizations.
The LOYNO Connections committee brings the students of Loyola to the events and excitement of New Orleans. We have taken trips to the Zoo, Aquarium, Mardi Gras World, and done a scavenger hunt in the French Quarter. This committee also plans on campus activities such as Blockbuster movies, Gamer Night, Black Bag Bingo, and Trivia giving students chances to win prizes, show off their knowledge, and have fun.
Students can join UPB throughout the year and participate on one of the three committees. Students can also take on executive leadership roles within UPB. Campus organizations and students are also invited to share ideas of programs to bring to campus and opportunities to co-sponsor events with UPB. UPB meets each Thursday at 12:30pm in Gallery Room A.