14 things to do at BYU for Valentine’s Day Weekend


Plans for Valentine’s Day Weekend can be painful for many. Both singles and couples dread the pressure to make it special, and are often at a loss for what to do. For those with no plans for the weekend, look no further than the campus events at BYU.

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BYU International Cinema

If a love life in America isn’t working out, perhaps adding a little bit of foreign perspective could help. BYU International Cinema is offering a variety of love films this weekend, from a romantic comedy to a film about love of baseball.

When: Friday and Saturday

Cost: Free

Where: 250 SWKT

BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series

Many people say a great place to find dates is in the library. If doing homework on a Friday night in the date-seeking hub doesn’t sound all that appealing, stop by this free movie in the first floor library auditorium.

When: Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where: Library Auditorium (First Floor)

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BYU Gymnastics Meet vs. SUU

After a .025 point victory over SUU in January, the Cougars face the Thunderbirds again, this time at home. Cheer on the Women’s Gymnastics Team at the event this weekend.

When: Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $5-$6

Where: Smith Fieldhouse

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BYU Men’s Basketball vs. Pacific

If it looks like it may be a lonely Valentine’s Day Weekend there is always hope of ending up on the kiss cam.

When: Saturday 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $8-$30

Where: Marriott Center

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Nathan and Julie Gunn

Sometimes seeing successful couples gives those who are struggling in love hope. Baritone Nathan Gunn will be accompanied on the piano by his wife, Julie Gunn.

When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 ($10 off with BYU Student ID and $3 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni)

Where: Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC

A Midsummer’s Night Dream by BYU Youth Company

This Shakespearean play is sure to bring lots of laughs about what happens when love goes the wrong way. What makes it even better is it has a full cast of puppets.

When: Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m.

Cost: $5-$7 (Discount for children ages 2-11)

Where: Nelke Theater, HFAC

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BYU Honor Week Valentine’s Dance at the Wall

Looking for a Valentine? Here’s one last chance to find a date for Valentine’s Day.

When:  Friday 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where: The Wall

BYU Big Band Night

Take a trip back in time with Big Band Night. This night will feature dinner, dancing and live music.

When: Saturday 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Cost: With Student ID: $20 per person, $38 per couple; General Admission $24 per person, $46 per couple

Where: WSC Ballroom

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Textbook Comprehension

What could be romantic than learning how to understand your textbook more? Bring a textbook and enjoy this free class by the BYU Career and Academic Success Center.

When: Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Where: 2590 WILK

BYU Video Games Study Symposium

Some people have lovers. Other people have a love of video games. The BYU Video Games Study Symposium includes presentations from students, faculty, guest speakers and a video game history exhibit.

When: Thursday-Saturday

Cost: Free

Where: HFAC

Skyroom Restaurant Valentine’s Buffet

Nothing says love like gorging on food. The Skyroom Restaurant is offering a special Valentine’s Day Buffet.

When: Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cost: $11.95 with Cougar Cash, $15 for general admission, $7 for children 6-11, free for 5 years and younger

Where: Skyroom Restaurant, WSC

BYU Honor Week Laser Tag

The journey of love can be frustrating. Come let out some of that frustration with a game of laser tag.

When: Friday 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where: Wilkinson Center Terrace

Mobile App Competition Finals

Valentine’s Weekend is only one weekend. These apps, designed by BYU students, could change a handheld device forever. Vote on the winners and enjoy free pizza.

When: Friday 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cost: Free, with free pizza

Where: 151 TNRB

Rejection Night at the Wall

The world of dating can be painful. Come celebrate rejection with fellow rejectees and rejectors.

When: Saturday 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Cost: $2

Where: The Wall

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