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ASCE is proud to present the fourth annual Hullabaloo, a festival held in the urban center of UCSD as part of the Founders Celebration. Hullabaloo will transform a familiar part of campus into a festival ground, with a dance stage located in the Town Square, amusement rides in Matthews Quad, and carnival food and student organization booths throughout the venue.

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Location Town Square and Matthews Quad
Date Friday, November 14, 2014
Time 8:00pm — 12:00am
Admission Free | UCSD undergraduates only



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King Kream

Soft serve ice cream

California Kettle Korn

Fresh, vegan, kosher and gluten free Kettle Korn

Famoso Taco Truck

Winner of Tritonfest's Taco Throwdown 2014!

Cheesy Amigos

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cart


Here are some things you should know about the amusement rides:


Take a gondola ride with your friends -- just take out the belting singer and water, add ridiculous speeds and a full 360 rotation, and you’ve got yourself the Kamikaze. Swing and build momentum slowly until you take in a full view of Town Square and spiral towards the ground!


In an adrenaline packed whirl of unpredictability, the Zipper has truly earned its right as the festival centerpiece. The Zipper allows riders to experience the world upside down and spun around with free-flipping cars that rotate like a Ferris Wheel!

Round Up

A classic carnival staple, the Round Up is a Hullabaloo veteran. Step on up and immerse yourself in the ride’s dazzling colors and lights. Explore the world from a blend of visuals and audio in a way you have never imagined!


The initial drop will take your breath away, and then let the smiles take over the rest of your ride! Soar through the air and scope the festival from Town Square to Matthews Quad. Over the span of 200 feet, you will be able to travel down Rupertus Lane like you never have before!

Student Orgs

If you are a student organization looking to recruit, fundraise, or raise awareness this year, apply for a free booth at Hullabaloo! We are looking for activity booths to complement the festival. Booth applications will be approved based upon creativity and time of receipt as spots are limited. Food distribution or sales will not be permitted.

As an extra bonus, there will be prizes for student orgs for the following categories:

$150 Most Creative Booth Design
$150 Best Booth Activity
$100 Raffle Prize

Here are some booth ideas to consider:

  • Photo booth
  • Face painting
  • Prize wheel
  • Balloon animals
  • Arts and crafts
  • Fortune telling
  • Food vendor
  • Caricatures
  • Bean bag toss
  • Tic-tac-toe toss
  • Knock-the-bottle-pyramid
  • Ring toss
  • Mini basketball

Please download the application and turn it in at the ASCE office located on the fourth floor of Price Center or email it to ascefestivals@ucsd.edu. If you have any questions, feel free to email our Festivals Coordinator, Sean.


Interested in volunteering at Hullabaloo?

Please download the applcation, fill it out, and return it to Becky Hsu by Monday, November 3rd on the 4th floor of the Price Center in the ASCE offices. For any questions, please contact Becky at ascechiefofstaff@ucsd.edu. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the biggest UCSD event of Fall Quarter!

Hullabaloo Health and Safety Messaging

Drug Health and Safety

  • Do NOT mix drugs and alcohol. There is no way to anticipate how your body will react to the mixture and the reaction could be very serious, and even fatal.
  • Remember: You never know what you are actually taking. Though distributors may assure you that you are getting a certain drug, there is a likelihood that this drug has been cut with something else, or is a different drug entirely. This is especially the case with pills. The wisest decision would be to not take this gamble.
  • If you do choose to engage in drug use:
    • Make sure to remain hydrated. But, be careful to not consume too much water at once-- this can lead to a life-threatening electrolyte imbalance in the body that can become fatal. A good rule of thumb is to drink about two cups of water (500ml) every hour.
    • If you do not feel well, seek help immediately! The symptoms of overdose for drugs can be the same, more exaggerated or totally different than those of alcohol. As with alcohol, you SHOULD NOT SLEEP IT OFF. Tell someone immediately if you do not feel well and get help as fast as you can.
    • Remember: you WILL NOT be punished for your drug/alcohol use retroactively after seeking help from an official. Our utmost priority is your safety.
  • For friends of friends who are engaging in drug use:
    • Be a friend and monitor them at all times possible.
    • Make sure that they are drinking enough water and are doing alright.
    • Actions that are out of the ordinary/character of an individual or are extreme could indicate that other drugs or extremely high levels of alcohol are on board. Speak up if you notice such abnormal behavior.
    • By speaking up you could save your friend from serious harm, and could very well save their life.

Don't Booze And Lose

  • Alternate non-alcoholic drinks (drink a glass of water between alcoholic drinks).
  • Determine in advance the number of drinks, and don’t exceed that!
  • Choose not to drink alcohol or use drugs.
  • Use a designated driver (DD’s qualify for great RADD Card discounts).
  • Sign up for A.S. Safe Rides!
  • Eat before or during an event. Check out the great vendors at the event!
  • Tell your friends to let you know when you’ve had too much to drink.
  • Keep track of the number of drinks (especially the amount of liquor).
  • One drink = 12 oz beer, 5 oz wine, or 1.5 oz liquor.
  • Pace your drinks to one or less per hour.
  • Avoid drinking games.
  • Do not mix drugs and alcohol -- be aware of dangerous drug combinations that could result in illness or even death.
  • Watch over your friends and peers. If you see someone in health-threatening conditions, do not be afraid to reach out to a security guard, police officer, event staff or event volunteer to ask for help. Your health and safety is our first priority at Hullabaloo.

Important Party Tips

  • If approached by a police officer or staff member, comply with them. This will minimize your chances of further punishment and will help them get you the help you need.

RAP (Responsible Action Protocol)

Remember students, under UC San Diego’s Responsible Action Protocol (RAP), students receiving medical assistance in an alcohol or controlled substance medical-related emergency and students initiating medical assistance WILL NOT be subject to the formal student conduct process if all of the following apply:

  1. The student requests OR another person contacts a House Advisor/Resident Advisor or other University Official (e.g. Police Officer, Residential Security Officer, etc.) for medical assistance on behalf of a student experiencing an alcohol or controlled substance medical-related emergency;
  2. No other major Student Conduct Code violations (including, but not limited to, disorderly conduct, distribution of controlled substances, hazing, physical assault, vandalism, etc.) were committed by the student during the same incident; AND
  3. The student has not received protection under this Protocol more than once in a two calendar year period.
Our utmost priority is that you, or a friend, seek help if needed!

A.S. Safe Rides

A.S. Safe Rides is a FREE service provided by the Associated Students for registered UCSD undergraduate students who have completed the online Safe Rides registration. Sign up for Safe Rides by Thursday November 13th at 5 pm to ensure that you are eligible for the service the day of Hullabaloo.

AS Safe Rides allows students to get 3 free rides per quarter from areas in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Clairemont, University City, Mission Bay, Ocean Beach, Del Mar, Hillcrest, Mira Mesa, San Diego State University, and the Gaslamp Quarter/Downtown to your home. AS Safe Rides operates from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights during the academic year beginning October 9th (excluding university and national holidays). Safe Rides only operates during the academic quarter and not during breaks or over the summer. Safe Rides is not just for students who have been drinking. It is designed to provide a safe ride home for any student in an uncomfortable or unexpected situation. Each individual riding needs to be registered for Safe Rides at a least day in advance and must present their UCSD ID at the time of using the service. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is it okay to drive under the influence and police will be heavily monitoring the area. Please plan ahead to make sure that you are able to get to and from the festival safely and have a happy and safe Sun God!

How To Use A.S. Safe Rides:

  1. Call Cloud 9 Super Shuttle at (number to be revealed after registration).
  2. Inform the dispatcher that you are a UCSD Student calling for AS Safe Rides service and provide them with your location.
  3. When the shuttle arrives present your UCSD ID to be swiped by the driver. For more information on A.S. Safe Rides and to register online, please check out the AS Safe Rides home page.


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