Special Collections continues our archival project Archives Gold:50 Objects for UMBC's 50th, a special series showcasing 50 different objects that tell the story of UMBC. This week we present a t-shirt from UMBC's Election Night Extravaganza in November of 2012.
Election Night Extravaganza T-Shirt, November 6, 2012. Student Life Archives. Cared for by David Hoffman. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
In 2004, UMBC's Student Government Association organized a gathering of the UMBC community to watch that year's US presidential election results, talk politics, and enjoy free food, games, and music. The SGA's goal was to make the election a community experience where UMBC students could get involved and excited about political elections while being actively involved in the UMBC community. Over 1,000 students, faculty, and staff members attended the event that would become known as UMBC's first Election Night Extravaganza.