Niedfeldt is holding a date party on Saturday night in the Searle Center with money donated by its namesake, Phyllis Niedfeldt.
“I have been just organizing it and getting the word out,” Niedfeldt Resident Assistant Alexander Green said. “There are around 60 people coming.”
This event boasts a formal dinner catered by Bon Appétit, dancing, and an award show based off funny things that have happened in the dorm.
Niedfeldt donated the money for the specific purpose of hosting a party like this.
“She wants to encourage guys nowadays to work on their manners and bring dates,” said Niedfelt Head RA Sam Cassels, who is in charge of the event.
Cassels also said this may reflect dorm culture, since Simpson’s events usually involve athletics.
“We’ve never done it before, this is a first time thing,” Green sad. “It will be interesting to see if this is able to continue or not, because who knows if we will have the funding or not.”
Emma Cummins contributed to this report.