What is the Reitz Programming Board?
The Reitz Programming Board (RPB) is a student-run programming board that strives to provide engaging, educational, and quality programming for the University of Florida. The purpose of RPB is to serve the diverse UF community as the primary programming arm of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
RPB provides such events in the Reitz Union with the combined efforts of seven different committees and an Executive Board.
Reitz Programming Board Executive Board 2018-2019
President | Lindsay Gowens
Treasurer | Coral Miller
Vice President of External Affairs | Janzen Rich
Vice President of Internal Affairs | Megan Palm
Vice Presidents of Marketing | Nicole Bianco and Starr Courakos
Vice President of Inclusion | Elexa Suarez
Reitz Programming Board Directors 2018-2019
Arts Committee Directors | Kathryn Kirchman and Fernando Crespo
Talent Committee Directors | Brooke Faer and Alana Gomez
Films Committee Directors | Diana Rodas and Harrison Devoe
GatorNights Committee Directors | Juliette Romeus, Rebecca Verrastro, and Ydrisse Bautista
Special Events Committee Directors | Jamie Lee and Victoria Chin
The Arts Committee is dedicated to promoting art on campus by hosting programs that include art workshops, painting courses and DIY craft and decor events. We offer experiences to guide students in creating art (such as in last year's Bob Ross painting class and Terrify Tie Dye event), while our DIY events provide students with the needed supplies and relaxing space to create their own art (such as last year’s DIY Terrariums).
The Talent Committee is dedicated to bringing varied a variety of engaging speakers, performers, and comedic acts, musical experiences and other entertaining and educational experiences to the diverse student body. Formerly the Bands and Speakers and Comedian committee, we've brought local, regional and national acts to tailor to everyone's unique taste including national acts like Sean Kingston, DJ Khalid, T-Pain, Passion Pit, John Mulaney, Mikey Day & Alex Moffat of SNl and more. We host monthly Open Mic Nights throughout the semester for students to come and perform their stand up comedy in front of a live audience. Contact us for opportunities to get involved!
The Films Committee provides students with the unique opportunity to experience going to the movies without having to pay exorbitant ticket prices or search far and wide for that one movie they have been dying to see. We provide unique film experiences for students to engage in in unique and fun ways. Got a suggestion? Let us know! We're open to collaborations and opportunities to bring unique opportunities to campus.
GatorNights is the leading late night program in the Southeast, taking place every Friday night during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. We screen the latest blockbuster movies and host the hottest bands, DJs, comedians, improv shows, arts and crafts, video game tournaments and more. There is much fun to have at GatorNights, so mark your calendars and remember GatorNights is 'Always Friday, Always Free’.
Special Events Committee
The Special Events Committee provides students with quality entertainment and diverse, unique experiences by putting on a wide variety of events. In the past we we have events range from our huge annual Harry Potter themed events to our smaller, more laid-back events like Bling Out Your Bedroom where you can decorate bulletin boards, mason jars, picture frames, and other items for your residence hall.