Sunday, Aug 1

Around the World Party @ Parizade

10PM

2200 West Main Street,
Durham, NC

Suggested Attire: Traditional clothing representing your country or culture

Monday, Aug 2

Dinner on the Quad

6:30 - 8:30PM

In front of Duke University Chapel
Enjoy the beautiful Duke West Campus Quad!
Click here for parking information

80's Party @
Players in Chapel Hill

10PM

159 1/2 E Franklin St.,
Chapel Hill, NC

Suggested Attire: 80's outfits - click here for more info!

Tuesday, Aug 3

Dinner @ Duke Gardens

6-10PM

426 Anderson Street, Durham, NC
Families welcome!  Come enjoy the beautiful Duke Gardens and good food to wrap up orientation!

General Information

PARTNERS ARE WELCOME AT ALL SOCIAL EVENTS   THE DRESS SUGGESTIONS ARE COMPLETELY OPTIONAL.  DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED TO DRESS UP FOR ANY OF THE EVENTS.  YOU WILL HAVING AN AMAZING TIME WHETHER YOU ARE DRESSED UP OR NOT!

Durham Cab Companies:

  • Durham's Best Cab Co - 919-680-3330
  • Charlene's Safe Ride - 919-309-7233
  • ABC Cab Co - 919-682-0437
  • RDU Taxi - 919-840-7277
  • Tony's Cab & Shuttles - 919-607-2900
 

The Basics of the 80's

Photos from Previous 80's Parties

Fashion

Women
Men
Hair
  • Feathered hair
  • Stick-up bangs
  • Multi-colored hair
  • Perms
  • Pony-tails (off-centered, of course!)
  • Glitter
  • LOTS of hair spray
  • Mullet
  • Mohawk
  • Rainbow hair
  • Long Hair
  • Frizzy with bangs
Face
  • Vivid makeup (Bright pastels)
  • Beauty moles
  • Piercings
  • Ray-Ban or Top-Gun style sunglasses
Shirts & Jackets
  • Off-shoulder shirts
  • 3/4-length sleeves
  • Crop tops
  • BRIGHT colors (Neon preferred)
  • Thick belts
  • Super-long T-shirts (knotted in the front)
  • Jean shirts
  • Puffy painted shirts / sweatshirts
  • Rock Band T-shirts
  • Black & Neon
  • Leather or Jean jackets
  • Rolled-up sleeves
  • Pastels
  • Ocean Pacific T-shirts
  • Member's Only jackets
  • Miami Vice sport-jacket over a T-shirt
Pants / Skirts
  • Stonewashed jeans (w/ tight-rolling)
  • Zippered legged anything
  • Leg warmers
  • Scrunch socks
  • Exercise gear (with matching head and wrist bands)
  • Colored tights beneath jean shorts
  • Spandex
  • Stonewashed jeans (with cuts and tears)
  • Leather pants
  • Parachute pants
  • Jammers
  • Corduroy pants
Accessories
  • Jelly Bracelets, shoes ...etc.
  • Swatch watches
  • Large hoop earrings
  • Big hair bows
  • Large clocks on chains (Thank you Run DMC)
  • Rhinestone glove (right hand only)
  • Brimmed hats
  • High top tennis shoes
  • Trapper-keepers
  • Swatch watches
Local Clothing and Costume Stores
  • Claire's Accessories (good for girl’s accessories)
    • The Streets at Southpoint (6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713)
  • Urban Outfitters
    • The Streets at Southpoint (6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713)
  • Spencer’s Gifts
    • The Streets at Southpoint (6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713)
  • 5-7-9 (girls clothing only)
    • Northgate Mall (1058 West Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701)
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
    • 3167 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
  • Halloween Zone
    • 4711 Hope Valley Rd. Ste. 130, Durham, NC 27707
  • Party City
    • 5402 New Hope Commons Dr., Durham, NC 27707
  • Halloween & More
    • 8030 Renaissance Pkwy., Durham, NC 27713

Pop Culture

 
People 

Wikipedia is a great resource
to learn more about these people

  • Michael Jackson
  • Madonna
  • Prince
  • Ronald Regan
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Molly Ringwald
  • He-Man
  • Flavor Flav
  • Tom Cruise
  • Daisy Duke
  • Thundercats
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Mike Tyson
 
Key Brands
 
Movies

IMDB provides detailed information
about these movies

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Top Gun
  • Princess Bride
  • Footloose
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Breakfast Club
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Karate Kid
  • Gremlins
  • Ghostbusters
  • Say Anything
  • Goonies
  • St. Elmo's Fire
  • ET
  • Star Wars
  • Indiana Jones
  • Rocky
  • Back to the Future
  • Karate Kid
  • Scarface
  • Terminator
  • Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Rambo
  • The Neverending Story
 
TV Shows
 
Additional Resources