Students will have free admission to Frontier City for Big Event.
Student Activities Council, a branch of Student Government Association, organizes Big Event annually as an end of the year celebration.
SAC chose to host this year’s Big Event at Frontier City, 11501 N. I-35 Service Road. Students will have free admission to the park from 7-10 p.m. April 20.
Past Big Events have taken place on campus, at the Bricktown Ballpark and in the Boathouse District. SAC also chose Frontier City for the event’s venue in 2014.
Shannon Beshears, dance performance senior and SAC chairwoman, said she chose the venue because of the event’s success there her freshman year.
“This venue was insanely fun, and students have the whole park to themselves,” Beshears said. “I love roller coasters, especially since there will basically be no lines.”
Emily Jones, dance pedagogy sophomore and member of SAC, also helped choose the event.
“I thought it was a great idea because most students wouldn’t just be able to pop out $30 for something like this,” Jones said.
SAC encourages students to use their own transportation, but a shuttle will leave at 7:30 p.m. for students that need it, Beshears said. To reserve a spot on the shuttle, email Beshears at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free parking will be available for those who drive themselves.
When entering the park, students will receive a $10 voucher for food and merchandise provided by Frontier City.
Mackenzie Reitz, dance management sophomore, said she loved Big Event last year and looks forward to a similar experience.
“At the event in the Boathouse District, I tried and enjoyed more new experiences than I ever have,” Reitz said. “This year will be the same, but with different experiences. This is a moment for us to indulge in being college students.”