Subbie Retreat and Advisory Program
Subbies celebrate the end of their first week at Uni by going on a retreat planned for them by their Subbie Buddies and advisers. Subbies continue to meet during the 1st quarter in study halls that help with adjustment to Uni’s academic expectations and social life.
The lounge promises an inviting atmosphere in which to sleep, talk, study, or listen to music in a place where students are welcome. The use of the lounge is a privilege and plays an integral role in the daily lives of a large percentage of the student body. Historically, only students in grades 11-12 have been allowed by the students to use the lounge.
Dances and Social Events
All Uni High dances (excluding Prom) are open to all students of the school. A nominal fee may be charged for admission to many dances. This fee is used as either a fundraiser for a class/organization or to help offset the cost of organizing the dance. Below are some of the main dances held each year at Uni High, the sponsoring group, and the times:
- Howdy Hop: The Howdy Hop is the first official dance of the year. It provides an opportunity for students to get better acquainted. (Student Council, 8-11 p.m.)
- Winter Formal/Spring Fling: These can be major social events at Uni High. Sometimes it is a formal dance, other times it is semi-formal or informal. (8:30-11:30 p.m.)
- Prom: Held at the end of the year, Prom is sponsored by the junior class in honor of the departing senior class. It is a formal/semi-formal affair and is open to juniors and seniors and their guests only.
A four-day program usually held in the spring—is another one of the school's more recent traditions. Agora, which is Greek for "the market," involves more than 100 special-interest classes taught by students, parents, alumni, and faculty instead of regular classes.
A series of student-produced plays that are presented every year in December.
X-week activities raise money for a designated charitable cause. Each class contributes to the fund-raising effort. In the past, x-week activities have included raffles, bake sales, contests, auctions, and Big Show. Big Show is Uni High’s student-run comedy/talent show, which in the past has consisted of everything from rock bands to comedy skits.
Each year, Uni hosts its own "Quad day" where students can explore the various clubs offered by Uni.
Student Awards Program
The Annual Student Academic Awards Program is held near the end of the school year. The program features the recognition of notable student achievements and the presentation of prizes and academic awards.
Before graduation, the seniors’ rite of passage to “alumnihood” begins with a candlelight supper. Seniors exchange their Last Words in a souvenir publication and leave their mark on the school with hand printing in the student lounge.
The Disorientation Picnic is sponsored by the Student Council and is the last social event of the year. It is a great way to remember the year.