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Ridgefest 2018 will be April 18-21. Enjoy all of the events this year! 

Wednesday, April 18

  • Earth Day Celebration | 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Gallagher Center

    Come down to the lower level of Gallagher and check out all of the displays celebrating Earth Day!  

    The Eco-Fair will consist of campus and community vendors who will discuss ways to “be green.” Drawing at 1:30 for Eco-Fair giveaways.  Visit vendors to qualify.

    Sponsored by NU's Sustainability Committee and NU Goes Green.

  • Awesome People Saying Awesome Things | 6 p.m. | Dunleavy Hall, Room 127

    • Awesome People Saying Awesome Things (APSAT) is a literary event where students perform pieces on their or others experiences in and around the LGBTQIA+ community. Come support!
  • Nickel City Reptiles & Exotics | 8 p.m. | Dunleavy Hall, Room 127

    • Baby kangaroos, snakes, monkeys, alligators, spiders, and more! The best in wildlife education and entertainment! As seen on The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon’s ICarly, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! See wildlife up close and personal and learn all about them!

Thursday, April 19

  • Distracted Driving Simulator | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Gallagher Center, Lower Level

    We all hear about the dangers of texting or operating other electronic devices while driving. But, many young drivers are not changing their behavior.  Distracted driving simulators give more of a realistic approach to teaching without the consequence. With the epidemic of distracted driving, it’s critical for the safety of all drivers. Sponsored by Campus Programming Board

  • Reggaeton Night & Film "Coco" | 6 p.m. | Gallagher Center, Multi-Purpose Room

    NU’s Spanish Club, Bienvenidos, sponsors the showing of Disney's Oscar-winning film, Coco, followed by a night of authentic Latin music and food.

  • NU Lip Sync Battle | 8 p.m. | Dunleavy Hall, Room 127

    In the style of lip sync battles seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, Niagara University students will now have the opportunity to compete for the title of NU Lip Sync Battle Champion of Ridgefest 2018!

    In this entertaining event, contestants (as individuals or groups) will show off their dance moves and lip singing skills and entertain the crowd and judges in 3-5 minute time slots to the song or mashup of songs of their choice!

    Don’t be afraid to go all out with costumes, props, and choreography and lose your dignity for a night – you can regain it with huge cash prizes!

    Prizes are as follows: First place: $250 – Second place: $150 – Third place: $100.

    Signups are in the Campus Activities Office – get there fast as there are only 10 spots available to compete! Bring your friends and we will see you there! Free food, too!

  • NU Team Trivia | 10 p.m. | Gallagher Multi-Purpose Room

    $100 in Target gift cards up for grabs! Get some friends together and get to the Gally MPR for some Team Trivia! All students are welcome!

Friday, April 20

  • NU Theatre Presents "Chicago" | 7:30 p.m. | Gallagher Center

    The musical masterpiece of murder and mayhem, winner of six Tony Awards and the longest running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago has razzle-dazzled audiences around the world! Go and take in this awesome production by our own NU theatre department! Reserve tickets in advance at the theatre box office! Click here for all show days and times. Tickets are free with NU ID but very high in demand! 

  • Late Nite Niagara - Outdoor Movie "Jumanji" | 8:30 p.m. | O'Shea Hall/Dunleavy Hall, room 127

    Grab your blankets and get out to the quad for an outdoor movie showing of comedy-action smash hit Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle, starring Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson! Come early to help yourself to food and Chilly Billy ice cream!  Indoor location will be Dunleavy Hall, Room 127. Sponsored by NUSGA and the Campus Programming Board.


Saturday, April 21

  • NU Baseball vs. Monmouth | 12 p.m. | Bobo Field

    Get out to the newly renovated Bobo Field to support the Purple Eagles!

  • RidgeFESTIVAL l 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. l O'Shea Quad

    Get out to the quad to enjoy multiple rides, games and more! Rides include giant swings, a Ferris wheel and a giant slide! Games include “I Got It” and more! All FREE! Win prizes too!

    Purple chair photos, Sumo suits, obstacle courses, caricature artist, airbrush tattoos, kettle corn and more! Bring your NU ID for the cookout, too! Sponsored by the Campus Programming Board.


  • Silent Headphone Party l 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. l O'Shea Quad/Kiernan Center

    One of the hottest trends hits NU! Get a set of headphones that allow you and friends to choose one of three live DJ channels of artists to listen to! Your headphones light up to show everyone what channel you’re listening to!

    Free food, too! You’ve got to experience it to love it! 

    Sponsored by NUSGA Class of 2021.



Sunday, April 22

  • Whitewater Rafting @ Zoar Valley l Bus Leaves Gallagher at 8:30 a.m.

    Whether you’ve never rafted before or you're a pro, whitewater rafting is always an experience to remember! Tickets are only $20 and include transportation to Zoar Valley, wetsuit, rafting, and lunch afterward! Over a $60 value for only $20! Sign up in Campus Activities! Sponsored by the Campus Programming Board.

  • Ridgefest Spring Concert - B.O.B l Rapids Theatre l Doors Open at 7:30 p.m.

    Six-time Grammy-nominated rapper/songwriter B.O.B performs for the Ridgefest 2018 Spring Concert! Tickets are only $10 for your first ticket, $15 for the second and can be purchased on myNU! General public tickets are $25.  

    Optional free shuttle bus to the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main Street Niagara Falls, NY 14305) will leave from in front of the Gallagher Center starting at 7:30 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m. It will then bring students back to campus for approximately one hour after the show. Sponsored by the NU Traditions committee!