Your Idea + Our Money = Awesome Events
First-Year FUNds can be used to support a social event, cultural activity, or local excursion planned for first-year students, by first-year students, in which the DSO covers the full or partial cost of the event. Although First-Year FUNd events tend to be smaller-scale events (under 50 people), first-year students are encouraged to open the event to the entire class as a way to meet other first-years. Events organized through the First-Year FUNd program usually cost between $50 and $75 and are held in one of the many common spaces in the first-year dorms. However, other options, such as an off-campus outing or event, are possible, so be creative!
How the process works
Think of an event you would like to plan and host that others might also enjoy.
- Where you will the event take place?
- When is the ideal time?
- Who is likely to come?
Complete the First-Year FUNd proposal form to notify the DSO of your proposal and request for funds. You will receive a decision regarding your proposal via email within one week.
- If you have not heard from the DSO within one week, contact Seren Ozkan.
- Host the event!
- Follow up with the DSO to finalize reimbursements and share feedback about the success of the event.