Herman B House Party smashes records for attendance and fun

August 23rd 2013
Herman B House Party 2013

Last night’s Herman B House Party was a crowd-pleasing record-breaker with over 1,800 students packing the Wells Library, triple the number from previous years.The first floor of the West Tower was transformed into a huge party space anchored by cotton candy in the back and pizza and popcorn on either side. At one point, the line for pizza snaked from the Reference Desk all the way to the lobby.

Dancing started around 10:30 in the lobby with music provided all night long by WIUX djs.The students concentrating on giant chess near the dance floor were sorely tested by the ruckus but remained fixed on victory with 20-30 people surrounding the board eagerly awaiting the next move.

A collaboration with the Office of First Year Experience and part of the proud Welcome Week tradition, this is the fifth straight year for this event formerly known as Game Night. Catering specifically to first-year students, the House Party was designed to give students an opportunity for safe, late-night entertainment their first week on campus.

Even with prizes every half hour, tweeting, and speed friending, one of the most popular features was the free photobooth that allowed guests to take with them a memento of their first evening spent with Herman B at the Wells Library.

Today's Hours

8:00am - 12:00am See all


  • Building Access Access to building from north (10th st) and south (Jordan Ave parking). Limited permit parking available. Area under construction; please call 812-855-0100 for latest information. Building Access
  • Food ServiceCyber Cafe: Ground Floor. Regular hours for today (may differ during breaks): 7:00am - 11:00pmFood Service
  • CafeCampus Cafe at Wells Library, located in main lobby. Regular hours for today (may differ during breaks): 7:00am - 1:00amCafe
  • Computer WorkstationsComputer Workstations
  • PrintingBlack/white, color and plotter printing available. Printing
  • ScanningScanning
  • TechnologyLaptops and other digital equipment (eg iPod touch, Flip camera) for checkout. Please contact Media & Reserves Services, 5-1650. Technology
  • Copy Machine(s)Copiers are located on the 1st and 9th floors of the East Tower. Copy Machine(s)
  • Reserve ServicesReserve items are available in the Media/Reserves department on the ground floor. Loan lengths vary; most reserve items can be checked out for two or four hours. Reserve Services
  • CarrelsGraduate and honors undergraduate students may request carrels. Contact Access Services for more info, 5-4673. Carrels
  • Media Showing RoomReservable by instructors to screen library materials for classes. Please contact Media & Reserves Services, 5-1650. Media Showing Room
  • Presentation RoomsPresentation Rooms
  • Group Study SpaceGroup Study Space
  • Quiet Study SpaceEast tower floors 4-10, West tower floors 2-3. Quiet Study Space
  • Lactation RoomEast Tower, 2nd floor, room 258. Ask at Government Documents dept desk for key. Lactation Room
  • ATMGround floor lobby area. ATM

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