14 campus Valentine events that won't break the bank

Monday, February 5, 2024 14 campus Valentine events that won't break the bank

Valentine heart-shaped cookies

14 Valentine-inspired activities are jam-packed into 9 days - from mixers and dinners to fitness, films, and more. Share the love and invite those you care about to check out these events happening on and around campus February 8 - 16.

Stuff A Plush

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 2 to 4 p.m. February 8 | Nebraska Union, The Crib

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! You've got two chances to participate in this DIY activity. Bring your friends, relax, and create a 16-inch stuffed creature w/ a custom UPC Nebraska t-shirt - to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

A limited number of kits are available while supplies last. Limit one per student.

FREE for UNL students with Event Pass.

Yoga at Sheldon Museum of Art

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. February 8 | Sheldon Museum of Art

Lotus House of Yoga will offer an hour-long vinyasa-style class that is appropriate for all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. The class is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Register to reserve your spot.

Condoms, Cookies & Consent

6 to 8 p.m. January 30 | Nebraska Union, Centennial Room

A free, inclusive and educational opportunity to explore consent, relationships, and sexual health. Stop by multiple booths for free giveaways, cookies, fries, games, activities and information. Enter to win a number of prizes. Bring a friend, date, your roomie, your gals, your pals for a fun night you’ll be sure to remember. 

Valentine’s Day at Kawasaki Reading Room

2 to 3:15 p.m. February 9 | Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Room 302

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Kawasaki Reading Room with tea, snacks, and essential oil making.

Mardi Gras Lunch & Dinner

11 a.m. & 4:30 to 7 p.m. February 13 | East Campus Dining Center

The East Campus Dining staff is celebrating Fat Tuesday with a delicious lunch & dinner spread.

Included with a meal plan, or pay guest prices.

Study Abroad Speed Dating

4 to 5:30 p.m. February 13 | Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Ubuntu Room

Fall for your dream destination in minutes. Meet with peers who already fell in love with their country of study for five minutes each and we guarantee you want to learn more.

Sign-ups preferred, but not required.

Cupid's Mixer

7 to 9 p.m. February 13 | Nebraska Union, Platte River Room

Ditch the dating apps and be bold in 2024. Take a chance to organically discover new friends or possibly a date for Valentine’s Day.

Think speed dating - with a twist. In a fun and lively atmosphere, attendees will enjoy conversating with new individuals and possibly connect with a potential valentine or at least, make a friend or two.

Free for all UNL students with Event Pass.

It's Mint To Be

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. February 14 | Nebraska Union, First Floor Booth

At this booth on the first floor of the Nebraska Union, engage with the GSC staff and participate in a fun activity focused on cultivating positive safer-sex conversations with your partner. Participants will receive:

  • a DIY planting kit* with a small pot and seeds to grow your own fresh mint.
  • a Safer Sex Kit with condoms and lube. Mint-flavored condoms and dental dams are available, too.
  • How-to materials for building safe and healthy relationships, as well as safer-sex resources.

*Limited number of kits are available while supplies last.

Valentine's Day Dinner

4:30 to 7 p.m. February 14 | East Campus Dining Center

Enjoy a Valentine's Dinner with delicious menu selections and delectable treats.

Dinner is included with the meal plan or pay guest prices.

Can't make the Valentine's Dinner? Dining Services is hosting a Steak Dinner Night February 15 at all dining centers.

Huskers & Hearts Dinner

Starting at 6 p.m. February 14 | Cather Dining Center, Red Cloud A Room

Any student living in the residence halls can sign up for a chance to experience a fine dining experience on Valentine's Day.

This Valentine's Day event is limited to 30 tables. Residents will be randomly selected on February 7.

Sign up for the event drawing by 11:59 p.m. February 6.

Cardio Sculpt & Sweets

7 to 7:50 p.m. February 14 | Campus Rec Center, Fitness Studio

Take your workout into overdrive with this session focused on building strength and cardiovascular endurance. After a rewarding workout, you will be provided a sweet treat by the Nutrition Education Program. Attend this Cardio Sculpt & Sweets class to obtain a productive workout and a healthy snack.

Register in advance for this event.

Film Screening of Amélie

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. February 14 | Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, Ross Theaters 123 & 124

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s award-winning whimsical romance returns to theatres on Valentine's Day for one night only. A waitress in a Montmartre, Paris bar, Amélie (Audrey Tatou) observes people and lets her imagination roam free. One day, she suddenly finds her purpose in life: to solve other people’s problems. But Amélie’s mission to help others is rudely interrupted when she meets a strange, off-beat young man, Nino Quincampoix (Mathieu Kassovitz), who captures her interest, and sets her on a misson to accomplish something for herself…in the most charming and complicated way possible.

Can't make it to this film? Student Night at the Ross is held the third Thursday of each month, offering $1 tickets, popcorn, and drinks for all screenings.

“PAL”-entine Music Bingo

6 to 7 p.m. February 15 | Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room (212)

Join CARE for a night of Music Bingo. Bring a “pal” or a date as we explore healthy and toxic relationships, and everything in between, through hit songs of the 90s, 2000s, and today.

Bingo winners will be able to choose from several prizes and everyone can enjoy free snacks while they play along in this fun and explorative evening.

Free to all UNL students with Event Pass.

Partner Yoga & Meal Kit for Two

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. February 16 | Campus Rec Center, Fitness Studio

Celebrate an appreciation for yourself and your buddy by attending this Partner Yoga class. All poses will be fun to try with a partner, so be sure to bring someone along to share the fun. A two-serving meal kit to take home will be provided by the Nutrition Education Program.

Pre-register for this event by 5:30 p.m. February 13.

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