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Cosmic Bingo! - Welcome Week

August 19 at 9:30pm - Myers Fieldhouse


Cosmic Bingo - Welcome Week

Cosmic Bingo will be lighting up Welcome Week


MANKATO, Minn.- Bingo is taking on a different look at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Cosmic bingo will be one of the main events of welcome week. The Student Events Team and the Greek community are teaming up to host the event.

Bingo will begin being called at 9:30 p.m. and will take place in Meyers Field House on August 19th. This is the second year that this event has taken place.

12 rounds of bingo will be played with smaller games in between.  Prizes will include a mini fridge, speakers, bundles of food, and much more. Shopko will sponsor the grand prize of a residence hall room makeover valued at $500.  

The smaller in between games will be games such as musical chairs, a scavenger hunt through the audience, who can hula-hoop the longest, and many more. These will also serve as tiebreakers incase two people get the same bingo.

“I really liked the way that they lights, neon colors, and music transformed a bingo game into something extraordinary,” said Samantha Motz, student at Minnesota State, Mankato.  “I also really enjoyed all of the free food!”

Cosmic Bingo is just like regular bingo, but is played with black lights and loud music in the background.

Students will need their MavCARD to get into the event. Backpacks are allowed. No outside food for beverage will be allowed.

Welcome week is a university wide event. It takes place every year during the weekend before classes start. Other events during welcome week that are put on by Student Events Team include the hypnotist, and the outdoor film.

Other events put during Welcome Week include a volleyball tournament, sponsored by Residential Life, Can I Kiss You, sponsored by the Women’s Center and many more.

The Student Events Team is a student-led organization that produces fun, interactive, educational events where students make life long memories and celebrate their Maverick Pride.

For more information please contact Mavericks After Dark chair, Alex. Arndt, by phone at 507-380-6076 or by email at

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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