Friday will conclude Sadie Hawkins Week with the showing of the movie Space Jam at 8 p.m. outside of the Campus Center in the mall area.
Sadie Hawkins week began on Monday with tickets redeemable for free food at Sharky’s Burrito Company. The giveaway, hosted by the Campus Activities Board, provided complimentary food and drinks throughout the week for local hotspots near campus.
The Board also partnered with student favorites, such as Nikki’s Swirl Shoppe and Monk’s Coffee Shop, offering two tickets redeemable for offers that day only. However, in the tradition of Sadie Hawkins, only women were allowed to request tickets.
Ana Rodriguez, sophomore psychology major from Plano, said the Board’s purpose for Sadie’s Week is to boost student involvement and activity throughout campus, especially for freshmen.
“This week, we’re more about giving friends and girls an opportunity to come and meet new people and to just have free activities they can do throughout the week,” she said. “We tried to be a little more creative this year in terms of having an open mic night and having a movie outside.”
The event also served as an opportunity for women to ask men on dates. However, it has become increasingly popular for women to just invite friends.
“We’re just trying to promote more of a guy/girl kind of thing, maybe not even like a date but just as friends,” Rodriguez said.
Mallory Delaney, sophomore elementary education major from Keller, took Monday’s Sharky’s freebie opportunity to de-stress after pledging.
“I went with a girl who is not in club, so it was good to be able to hang out with her,” Delaney said. “We got a burrito, chips and a drink for free, which was nice.”
Sadie’s Week supports the local businesses, which are fully reimbursed for the giveaways.
“It’s good for the businesses because they get new customers, especially with freshmen who don’t really know a lot about the town. They get to try new things,” Rodriguez said. “We normally have about 200 meals given out. We’ve found that the girls come wait in line [for tickets], and we would be out of tickets by 10 minutes from when we started giving them out.”