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Your late night entertainment destination

ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans 3 late-night activities a semester. Students are invited to the Memorial Union from 9:00pm - 1:00am to participate in a variety of free activities.

Fall 2024 Dates: FRIDAYS - August 30, October 4, and November 8

Friday, August 30, 2024 Schedule 

Activity Time Location

9:00 pm

Durham Great Hall

Headliner 11:00 pm Durham Great Hall
Bingo 9:00 pm - 1:00 am Sun Room/South Ballroom
CyBowl & Billiards 9:00 pm - 1:00 am CyBowl & Billiards
M-Shop Karaoke 9:00 pm - midnight Maintenance Shop



Piper Vinz

  • Supervise the executive board
  • Lead executive board meetings
  • Schedule and oversee each event
  • Maintain constant communication with adviser
  • Complete necessary forms to ensure event authorization
  • Communicate with Memorial Union and other staff for equipment and setup needs

Vice President

 Avery Smith

  • Select and coordinate general members/event staff
  • Create staffing schedule for all events
  • Lead event staff meetings
  • Manage recruitment and retention of members
  • Manage member relations and social activities


Hannah Johnson

  • Hold a purchasing card for club expenses
  • Make payments and purchases
  • Process and maintain records of club's spending using Workday
  • Collaborate with adviser to update budget and request Student Government and other funding


Claire Freesmeier

  • Manage event promotion with tabling, digital screens, posters, and more
  • Create posters, handouts, and other advertising content in collaboration with MU graphic designers
  • Maintain the organization's social media
  • Run promotional contests and giveaways throughout event
  • May work with a committee made up of event staff

Bingo Director

Junior Battle

  • Purchase all bingo supplies and event prizes
  • Set-up and manage bingo throughout the event
  • Coordinate guest callers and/or call bingo as interested/necessary
  • Ensure that bingo rules are followed and accurate records are kept of prize winners
  • May work with a committee made up of event staff

Activities Director

Abigail Staudt

  • Identify new ideas and organize activities for events
  • Contact vendors to book entertainment or order supplies for activities
  • Act as main contact for vendors before and during event
  • Oversee karaoke and understand how to operate the software
  • May work with a committee made up of event staff

Co-Sponsorship Director 

Nguyen Cao

  • Collaborate with student organizations for event programming
  • Manage co-sponsor requests to determine activity plans and needs
  • Act as main contact for co-sponsors before and during event
  • Communicate with Memorial Union and other staff for equipment and setup needs
  • May work with a committee made up of event staff

Interested in serving on the ISU AfterDark Executive Board?  ISU AfterDark is an exciting, fast paced, and high energy organization that helps build event planning and execution skills through the six AfterDark events throughout the academic year. 

General executive member duties, other than those specified in each role are:

  • Attend weekly AfterDark planning meetings
  • Hold at least two office hours a week in the AfterDark office in the Memorial Union
  • Attend all 6 AfterDark events, 3 per semester

Executive Board members may also be asked to help with special events including Late Night at the MU, Cyclone Family Weekend, WinterFest, Cyclone Welcome Weekend, and more. 

Applications for 2024 will close on October 29. Apply today! Please contact us if you have any questions.

We are looking for positive, hard-working, and dedicated individuals to join our ISU AfterDark team!

General members will be a part of planning the AfterDark events and will have the opportunity to serve on committees including bingo, activities, marketing, and more! General members will also attend the three ISU AfterDark events per semester, assist with set-up, management, and tear down of events, and complete related tasks that will benefit the event. General member meetings will take place regularly during the spring semester and provide a chance for all members of AfterDark to build connections, gain practical experience in event planning and marketing, and contribute to a fun, safe, late-night opportunity for ISU students.

If you are interested in joining AfterDark please fill out the General Member Interest Form

Fill out the AfterDark survey for a chance to win a $500 Scholarship!

Bring your ISU Student ID to each ISU AfterDark event. When you arrive scan the QR survey code which are located throughout the event. Filling out the survey will give you one entry for the prize. Only one entry per event. All ISU students are eligible to win the grand prize. We encourage anyone and everyone to attend ISU AfterDark, but this prize will only be available to ISU students who attend. The drawing will occur after the last event of each semester. When a winner is chosen, the name will be posted on this webpage and on our social media pages. The winner will also be contacted immediately after the drawing takes place.

  • Students enjoying a milk and cereal bar at an ISU AfterDark event.

    Student Organization Co-Sponsorships

    Co-sponsoring an activity at an ISU AfterDark event is a dynamic and positive form of PR to promote your organization to other ISU students. Student organizations can take advantage of this fun and interactive way to recruit new members, spread awareness for their cause, or promote an upcoming event.

  • Student ambassadors help distribute Rock Star Energy Drinks at an ISU AfterDark event.

    Promote Your Business at ISU AfterDark

    The Memorial Union offers opportunities for businesses and departments to advertise to students during ISU AfterDark events. These events are held three times per semester and typically attract 2,000+ students. Three vendor spaces are available at each ISU AfterDark and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.