Freshmen Follies, Bid Night and family weekend will converge on Friday, leading to an increase in activity on campus.
Bid Night activities will begin at 5 p.m. and the first Freshmen Follies show will commence at 8 p.m.
Nick Tatum, director of student productions, said he doesn’t believe it will impact many students, even though the overlap is inconvenient.
“This year, I can only think of four students who would need to be in two places at once,” said Tatum.
Tatum said when he was a sophomore student productions intern, Bid Night and Follies were on the same night.
The source of the overlap stems from a university planning committee, which sets the dates of major university events years in advance.
Tatum said the schedule for university events, such as Sing Song and homecoming, have been set through the 2022-23 school year.
Since the pledging schedule has varied in length during recent years, the timing of Bid Night and pledging was set recently.
Tatum said he understands why the overlap had to occur but is disappointed many non-freshmen would not be able to attend the Friday night show.
“I want every student to experience everything, and when you put two major things at the same time, that’s not good,” Tatum said.
Chris Herrington, social club director said because Follies will be in Cullen Auditorium, the women’s clubs’ Bid Night devotional will be moved to Hart Auditorium.