UCP brings the magic at “Harry Potter” themed trivia night


Gabriella Ruiz

Students were able to play a multitude of games, competing against one another for prizes.

Gabriella Ruiz, Sports Editor

On Nov. 10, UCP (University Center Programs) hosted an in-person “Harry Potter” trivia night at the University Center in the Anchor Ballroom. Those who preferred to attend online had the option to play via WebEx.

For this in person event, UCP allowed a limited number of 50 students to RSVP due to the amount of seats that were available with the university guidelines in mind.

As students entered to check into the event, UCP asked students to choose a table that was six feet apart from other participants. Each table was themed according to one of the four “Harry Potter” houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.

Attendees were also required to wear their face coverings while participating in the games, only being allowed to take them off to eat or drink.

Students had the opportunity to play “Harry Potter” related games using Kahoot, 3 minute-to-win it games and others. The winners of each game had the opportunity to take home prizes that ranged from “Harry Potter” themed socks, lanyards, water bottles and more.

UCP Coordinator Alissa Ramirez mentioned that during the event, students had the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and enjoy a common interest during these unique times. “Trivia Night is an opportunity for students to have some friendly competition and test their Harry Potter knowledge,” said Ramirez. “We hope students get to have some fun, in a safe environment.”

Fabian Gonzales, a freshman trumpet performance major, attended the trivia night because he’s a huge “Harry Potter” fan. When Gonzales grew up, he mentioned his family used to tell him how he looked like Harry Potter. By testing his knowledge at this event he was able to put his Gryffindor skills to the test. “Harry Potter is like equivalent to “Star Wars” for some,” said Gonzales, “so I really hope they have more events such as these because I definitely had a blast… Can not stress enough on how much of a blast I had at this event as I do at any event that they host here on campus. It was an overall great experience.”

For more information about upcoming events that UCP is hosting, stay tuned on either their I-Engage or their social media accounts.