RCB FIELD DAY
During RCB Field Day, all eleven res colleges come together for friendly competition, food, music, and prizes. Events include Human Foosball, Tug-O-War, an eating contest, and the Chair-iot Race, where members of a res college push their respective Faculty Chair around the Lakefill in a shopping cart. Res college can also earn points through RCB Penny Wars, the Field Day Video Competition, and general spirit. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, email the VP of ICR.
In order to earn money for Relay for Life and earn points for Field Day, res colleges compete in Penny Wars. Res college earn the monetary amount they have collected in coins, but are deducted the monetary amount they have in bills. For two days, res colleges add coins to their bins and add bills to their rivals. Sabotage is highly encouraged. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas for Penny Wars or Relay for Life, email the VP of Philanthropy.
Sporcle is a trivia competition where teams of four compete for fun prizes such as Amazon or Evanston gift cards. The contestants answer trivia questions throughout the competition, get free food, and bond with the other teams. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas, email the VP of Academic Affairs.
THE WEBSITE COMPETITION
The Website Competition helps the individual res college websites stay on track. For a two week period, suggestions, helpful tips, and requirements are sent out to the res colleges so they can keep their websites updated and running smoothly, as well as meeting all the requirements laid out by the RCB Executive Board. Then, the websites are judged based on the presence of required items, appearance, and accessibility, and the top three websites win a monetary prize for their respective res college. If you have questions about the requirements, concerns, or ideas, email the VP of PR.
RCB Formal is just that! Every year, students from all eleven res colleges come together for a fun night of dancing, eating, and socializing. The event is hosted at a different location every year, such as the Navy Pier Children's Museum and the Chicago Field Museum. Fully catered, the students are free to dance the night away or explore what this year's location has to offer. If you have questions about ticket sales, concerns, or ideas, email the VP of Social Affairs.
NU HOMECOMING PARADE
To celebrate Purple Pride, Northwestern hosts a Homecoming Parade down Sheridan Road. Student groups, organizations, and res colleges (of course) paint banners and walk down Sheridan, chanting, dancing, and handing out candy. The RCB Exec Board hosts a booth where the res college's spirit, adherence to the theme, and banner are judged, and the winners earn awesome prizes! If you want to get involved with your res college's Homecoming Parade plan, contact your president.
Due to Evanston noise and safety laws, it can be difficult for Evanston children to go trick-or-treating. As such, Norris hosts Project Pumpkin, a safe place for Evanston residents to trick-or-treat, do crafts, or participate in other Halloween activities. Each res college hosts a booth during this event and helps bring joy to the Evanston community. If you are interested in participating, have questions or concerns, or need help planning, contact the VP of Philanthropy or your res college's Philanthropy Chair.
RCB and Northwestern pair with Family Focus to provide a proper Thanksgiving meal to food insecure families of Evanston. Each res college builds a turkey dinner with all the "fixins" and Family Focus distributes them to families in need. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas, email the VP of Philanthropy or your res college's Philanthropy Chair.
Res Talks is a two night event where students can come listen to Northwestern's professors talk about topics of interest. The professors could talk about any subject, be it the subject they teach, a field they are interested in, or something more informal like music preferences or brain games. Res Talks is an amazing opportunity to learn something new or meet some of Northwestern's esteemed professors. If you have questions, a professor recommendation, or other concerns, email the VP of Academic Affairs.
RCB QUIZ BOWL
RCB Quiz Bowl puts the "nerd" in Nerdwestern. Teams of 1-4 people compete in a trivia game with diverse topics and have the opportunity to earn awesome prizes and eat great food. In previous years, there has also been a Spelling Bee. If you have questions about how to join, concerns, or ideas for RCB Quiz Bowl, contact the VP of Academic Affairs.
Northwestern Dance Marathon is a campus wide philanthropy event where students dance for 30 hours straight to earn money for a local cause. Res colleges create teams that fund-raise and dance together, and the individual res college teams come together the day of DM to create a RC dance mob. For information about joining your res college's team, concerns, or other info, contact the VP of Philanthropy or your res college's Philanthropy Chair.