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FIUTS Global Gala 2018:

1980s U.S. American Prom Night

Saturday, May 19th | 7:00PM to 10:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall (KNE 225)
$15 pre-sale in FIUTS office | $18 at the door

Summer is just around the corner! Do you want an extraordinary night of memories with all your buddies before school ends?


Come to FIUTS Global Gala 2018 - 1980s U.S. American Prom Night! Global Gala is an annual student leadership celebration and dance party open to all UW students, faculty, and friends. This year’s theme celebrates the culture of the 1980s in the U.S. We promise you a bright, bold, and fun-filled night with great music, delicious snacks, and wonderful time with your friends!



Mark your calendars, buy your tickets early, and don’t miss this



Global Gala also serves as the FIUTS Student Board's farewell party for all students leaving or graduating at the end of the academic year. It is a chance to come together and celebrate one more time with all the friends, facilitators and staff you've met at UW and through FIUTS.

Interested in sponsoring or donating for Global Gala 2018? Download our Sponsorship & Donation Packet (available February 2018) or contact Pauline Tolentino, Student Programs Coordinator at


Global Gala has a different theme based on a culture each year.

Here is a collection of the themes from previous years:


Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets go on sale at the FIUTS office (HUB 206) beginning April 2018 (specific date to be announced soon), and will also be sold at the May Wednesday Lunch. Get your ticket before the party sells out (it sold out last year)!

Where is Global Gala?

Global Gala 2018 will take place on Saturday, May 19th in the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall (KNE 225) from 7pm-10pm.

Who can attend?

UW Students, alumni and FIUTS friends can attend. Ticket prices are $15 in advance (in the FIUTS office, HUB 206); $18 at the door.

What is included in the ticket price?

Admission to the Global Gala, as well as snacks and beverages. Alcohol will be served for people who are 21+ only.

What is the deal with the theme?

Every Year Global Gala has a theme to celebrate one culture or region in particular. The 2017 theme is 1980s U.S. American Prom Night!

What is special about the theme?


Each year, the Global Gala Committee will pick to celebrate a unique culture. This year, the theme is 1980s U.S. American Prom Night, dedicated to highlighting the 1980s (decade) culture in the U.S.!



Is there parking?

Yes, there is complimentary parking at the Central Plaza Parking Garage located directly under Kane Hall.

Alcohol will be served, does this mean I cannot come if I am not 21?

Global Gala is an all-ages event! Everyone is welcome. Those 21+ can choose complimentary drinks from the wine and beer bar, those underage will have the choice between several non-alcoholic drinks. Bring valid, government issued photo ID.

Will there be dinner at Global Gala?

No, only lights snacks and desserts. So meet up with friends before and eat something!

What should I wear?

Dress in semi-formal attire and your favorite dancing shoes. We highly recommend bold, bright, and fun colors as reminiscent of the 1980s. Examples of a semi-formal attire can be found on the Facebook event.

I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?

Sorry, the ticket is non-refundable.

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