Panhellenic Bid Day Is This Saturday Morning

Young women react after opening their bids during Bid Day 2018.
Scott Flanagin

Young women react after opening their bids during Bid Day 2018.

Panhellenic Bid Day will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Chi Omega Greek Theatre and will be broadcast live on the Greek Life Facebook page.

"Bid Day is a such an exciting time as sorority women extend bids to the new members to join their chapters," said Parice S. Bowser, director of Greek Life. "The live broadcast on Facebook helps bring the excitement to family and friends who cannot attend." 

The ceremony will be broadcast live just before 10 a.m. Saturday at,

"Bid Day is really the best day of the year. When these young women find their home away from home at the University of Arkansas it represents a new chapter in their life," said Kaylee Smith, Panhellenic president. "These women join chapters full of other young women who offer them encouragement and support, helping tremendously with the transition from home to college life." 

Nearly 1,500 women have been taking part in recruitment activities this past week and will be in the Chi Omega Greek Theatre Saturday morning to receive bids to their new organization.

"We are truly blessed to have over 60% of the women in the freshman class decide to Go Greek! This has been our trend for years," Bowser said. "It's all because of our 11 national award-winning chapters which continue to make such a difference at the University of Arkansas."

As is usual this time of year it is expected to be hot and humid. Greek Life staff ask that potential new members and their families and friends in attendance wear appropriate clothing for the weather and stay hydrated. 

According to the University of Arkansas Police Department there will be several road closures during the Bid Day festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Specifically the following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic: 

  • Maple and Lindell
  • Douglas and Leverett
  • Douglas and Oakland
  • Douglas and Storer
  • Douglas and Whitham
  • Arkansas and Maple
  • Maple and Wilson
  • West and Lafayette
  • Vandeventer and Maple

Greek Life is a department in the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.


Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs


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