24 Fun and Creative University Event Ideas to Wow Your Students in 2024 (Part 1)


As a university event organizer, it can be a challenge to come up with new and exciting ideas to engage your students. After all, they have busy schedules and a lot of competing interests. But fear not! We've compiled a list of 23 fun and creative university event ideas that are sure to wow your students in 2024.

Outdoor Movie Night

What better way is there to bring students together for a fun and relaxing night under the stars than an outdoor movie night? To prepare for an outdoor movie night, you'll need a large outdoor screen, a projector, speakers, and a DVD player or streaming device. You may also want to provide seating options like blankets, lawn chairs, or bean bags.

Game Night

An excellent opportunity for students to bond over friendly competition and have a fun night in. For a successful game night, you'll need a variety of board games, video games, and classic party games like charades and Pictionary. You can also provide snacks and drinks for students to enjoy while they play.

Scavenger Hunt

This event is a great way to encourage teamwork and problem-solving skills among students. Plan a scavenger hunt around campus or the local area for a fun and challenging event. To organize a scavenger hunt, you'll need to create clues, maps, and prizes for the winners. But with PlayTours, a scavenger hunt app, all your hassle is gone. You can create a list of customized tasks that attendees can complete to earn points and track participant’s progress. These tasks can include taking photos with vendors, finding hidden items around the event, or answering trivia questions.

DIY Crafts

What about creating a relaxing and fun atmosphere for students to foster their creativity? Set up a crafting station where students can make DIY projects like tie-dye t-shirts or macrame plant hangers. You may also want to provide instructions or examples for students to follow.

Karaoke Night

Let your students show off their singing talents and bond over their favorite songs! For a successful karaoke night, you'll need a karaoke machine, microphones, and a selection of popular songs. You can also provide snacks and drinks for students to enjoy while they sing.

Cultural Food Festival

It’s important to expose students to different cultures. You can do so by introducing each tribe’s cultural cuisines while providing a fun and delicious experience. Invite local food vendors to set up booths with traditional foods from different cultures for a fun and delicious event. Or if your school has international students, then you can invite them to make their local meals.

Talent Show

For a university-wide talent show, you'll need to coordinate auditions, rehearsals, and the final performance. You may also want to provide prizes for the winners. This event is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their talents and for the community to come together for a fun and entertaining show.

Yoga and Meditation

Do you want to help students relax and de-stress? Yoga and meditation can surely improve their mental and physical health. Invite a yoga instructor or meditation expert to lead the session and provide yoga mats, blocks, and blankets.

Guest Speaker Series

To organize a guest speaker series, you'll need to invite speakers from various industries and provide a stage and microphone for them to speak. This event is a great way for students to learn from professionals and gain valuable insights and advice for their future careers.

Comedy Night

Host a comedy night with stand-up comedians or an improv group for a night of laughs. Invite stand-up comedians or an improv group to perform. You may also want to provide snacks and drinks for students to enjoy during the show.

Charity Walk or Run

Encourage students to give back to the community while getting some exercise and having fun by organizing a charity walk for a good cause. To organize a charity walk or run, you'll need to coordinate the route, registration, and fundraising efforts.

Speed Networking

It’s important for students to connect with professionals in their field of interest, so that it will help in their future career pathway. Invite professionals from various industries and provide a structured environment for students to meet and network. This event is a golden opportunity for students to make valuable connections and learn more about their interests.

Continue reading in Part 2.

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