This past Sunday, UB students were able to watch the first episode of season five of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones two weeks before it premieres on HBO! Students entered into a lottery to obtain a ticket for the viewing, and there was a line that extended outside the Center for the Arts, where the showing was held, and wound around buildings and down the hill toward the Student Union. Over 1,700 students attended the premiere, and HBO campus representatives handed out Game of Thrones crowns and offered chances for students to win Game of Thrones prize packs. There was a live Twitter feed broadcasting tweets about UB’s premiere and the event planners blared the Game of Thrones soundtrack for an hour before the episode premiered.
How awesome is it that UB students were able to see the first episode of a widely popular TV series two weeks before it officially airs!? It’s all due to the fact that UB Campus Living has partnered with HBO Go to make HBO free and available to all students living on campus or in on-campus apartments. This means that UB students who live on North or South Campuses, whether in the dorms or in apartments, can watch HBO for free, courtesy of UB and Campus Living! This is huge news for anyone who loves HBO shows like Girls, Game of Thrones, True Detective or The Newsroom. HBO also hosts comedy series, news, documentaries, sports and recent, popular movies.
So take a study break and enjoy HBO, courtesy of UB Campus Living and HBO Go!