Freshmen Night is the biggest annual freshmen event in the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, that is held by the Zeta Beta Mu fraternity. This year marks the 31st Freshman Night, and this is a contest that showcases the talents and versatility of first year medical students that not only excel academically but also with their extra-curricular activities. The road to becoming a physician is long and hard, but this activity proves that there so much more to medical school than just books and lectures. Freshman Night aims to foster camaraderie, sportsmanship, as well as competence in the arts with its different categories that each first year section will compete for. There are four categories that comprise Freshmen Night, and these are: Dance, Band, Open and the Loveliest categories. The dance and band categories features each section’s respective dance troupes and class bands that will battle it out with their performances. The open category gives opportunity to each section (A, B, C, D) to show their creativity, which is usually through a skit or short play. Lastly, the loveliest category features a female representative from each class, and the winner, dubbed the Loveliest, will be selected based on the number of Facebook likes garnered as well as the amount of donations received from their corresponding section. All donations will be for the benefit of the adopted Aeta community of the Zeta Beta Mu fraternity, the Villa Maria Integrated School in Villa Maria, Porac, Pampanga.
Zeta Beta Mu fraternity was founded in 1971 and since then the brods have lived up the tradition of being guided by its 5 pillars, which are Scholarship, Sacrifice, Sociability, Service and Idealism. The medical fraternity is active not only within but also outside the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, with regular medical missions and outreach programs being conducted as well as the aforementioned adoption of the Villa Maria Integrated School.