By Danielle Marano
The Office of Campus Life and the Student Activities Board have arranged a series off-campus trips for this fall semester, consisting of various expeditions all around Long Island, as well as New York City.
“LIU Post enjoys a great location close to New York City and this series provides opportunities for students to take advantage of the city at an affordable price and a convenient way,” said Michael Berthel, Director of Campus Life.
A total of 8 trips were planned this semester. These trips are very popular and often sell out. So far this semester, the trips have included a visit to Bounce! on Sept. 17, and all 30 tickets were sold. This was the first trip of the semester. There was also an outing to a Yankee vs. Red Sox game on Sept. 29, which was another hit.
Some upcoming trips include the Broadway show “Book of Mormon”, on Oct. 14, Six Flags on Oct. 24, Dave and Busters on Oct. 8, and there is more in the works. “Book of Mormon” tickets sold out on the first day of sale. Tickets for a Broadway show are usually through the roof, but the ones being sold through LIU Post were just $35.
This semester’s series also includes two other Broadway shows, “Matilda” and “Something Rotten.” The “Matilda” trip will be on Nov. 3, and “Something Rotten” will be on Nov. 18, both priced at $35 per ticket.
“We try really hard to coordinate trips that will be affordable and memorable to students. Broadway shows and sporting events are typically the most popular,” Berthel said.
Campus Life is able to get these affordable tickets through a group discount.
The Six Flags trip was a success last year, so Campus Life decided to bring it back this year. Transportation on a bus to and from the location is included with each trip.
Akeem Victor, a senior Broadcasting major and President of the Student Activities Board, thinks these trips are great for students, especially for resident students. “Many students complain about being stuck on campus. If they don’t have cars, these off campus events are a perfect opportunity to have a great time with peers,” he said.
Most of the tickets are between $10 and $35 and are on sale between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday at the Campus Concierge in Hillwood Commons.