Sunday, December 9, 2012

The bad news is it's finals week. The good news is you get free food.

Sunday 12/9:
  • UPC will be hosting a free midnight breakfast at N2 from 10:30-12:30am.
  • Honor will be providing energy drinks in Clemons from 8-10pm.
  • Fourth year? Grab some free coffee in Clemons (4th floor) tonight at 7pm.
Monday 12/10:
Thursday 12/13:
Friday 12/14:
  • Last chance to get your free Friday slurpee (or coffee, or soda) at 7-11 before you leave Charlottesville. Just bring this coupon.
Sunday 12/17:
Need coffee? Get any size coffee (or tea, or hot chocolate) at Dunkin' Donuts for $0.99.
Subway will be having a $2 special on meatball and cold cut subs during December, check it out!
Get a free waffle at the Waffle House.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The last week of classes is upon us!

Tuesday 12/4:
  • Head to Carr's Hill for President Sullivan's Holiday Open House from 3-6. "Enjoy tasty treats- including a 'Build Your Own Gingerbread Man' Station".
  • Fourth Year in the ESchool? Engineering Student Council is hosting a 4th Year Bar Night at Biltmore at 9.
  • McIntyre Department of Music is hosting a Tea Time Recital in Old Cabell Hall at 2:30. "Tea and light refreshments will be provided".
Thursday 12/6:
Friday 12/7:
  • McIntyre Department of Music is hosting a second Tea Time Recital in 113 Old Cabell at 3:00. "Tea and light refreshments will be provided".
Sunday 12/9:
Subway will be having a $2 special on meatball and cold cut subs during December, check it out!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Welcome Back!

If you haven't yet downloaded our app, check it out here!

Tuesday 11/27:
  • First Year? FYC is hosting an open mic night in Ern Commons at 8 pm. Free pizza will be provided.
  • The Latino Student Alliance will be sponsoring Taxation Without Education in Nau 101 at 7pm. Free pizza and drinks will be provided.
Thursday 11/29:
Friday 11/30:
  • First Year? FYC is hosting the First Year Formal at Alumni Hall from 8-11pm. Free "sweet treats" will be provided.
Tuesday 12/4:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone enjoys the break!

Sunday 11/18:
  • Buy one holiday drink at Starbucks and get one free, 2-5pm.
Tuesday 12/4:
If you need to buy groceries, stop by the new Trader Joe's across from Seminole Square, they always have free samples (I tried their cookie butter, wine, and coffee this weekend, it was all quite delicious).

Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's almost Thanksgiving Break, hang in there!

Monday 11/12: (Happy Veteran's Day!)
  • Interested in the Neuroscience major? There will be an information session at 5:30-7:30 in Gilmer 166. "There will be free food", according to Connections. 
  • I am not sure if this event is full yet, but from 12:30-2 you can share your thoughts about ITS over a free catered lunch. Email if interested.
  • Looking for a job? Attend Interviewing Secrets from Insiders at Alumni Hall at 5, free pizza and sodas will be provided, courtesy of the 2013 Trustees. RSVP here.
  • Fourth Year? Celebrate Colbert being our Valediction speaker by getting free AmeriCone Dream ice cream on the South Lawn from 1-3.
  • Get a free Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse today.
Tuesday 11/13:
  • Second Year? If you already signed up for the Fall Dinner Series (I believe registration has ended), don't forget to attend the catered dinner tonight, 6:15-8:30 in Alumni Hall. Apparently it will be Thanksgiving themed, courtesy of Second Year Council. Keep track of future sign-ups here.
Wednesday 11/14:
  • Look into signing up for the History, Anthropology, and Religious Studies Major Meal tonight, "this event is open to all majors in all years"! It will be held at 6pm in Alumni  Hall, courtesy of Third Year Council. Sign up here.
  • Want to make dessert sushi? Stop by 'Step into Japan' at the Lorna Sundberg International Center from 5-7 as part of International Education WeekRegister here.
Thursday 11/15:
Friday 11/16:
  • 'Pizza and a Movie: Baraka' take 2, 2-4:30 at the Lorna Sundberg International Center.
Saturday 11/17:

Read Connections? It is always a good source of events going on around UVA.
Want to make $750? Volunteer for a cold study, contact or 434-924-2169 for more information.
Note: Apparently official transcripts are free now.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Taste of Charlottesville is Coming... Get Ready

Be there or be square (11/8 Alumni Hall).

Monday 11/5:
  • 4th Year? Stop by Pavillion V from 8:30-11:15 and consider signing the pledge to remember the UNC vs. UVA game. Free Bodo's will be provided.
  • Donate blood today and get free stuff!
  • Stop by Studco's event Get Out the Vote on the Lawn from 12-2 and sign their banner while eating free food.
Tuesday 11/6 (Don't forget to vote!):
Thursday 11/8:
Friday 11/9:
  • I haven't advertised this for a while, but don't forget that the free slurpee on Fridays at 7-11 still holds!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloweek!

Hope everyone enjoys the festivities, which include quite the deal at Chipotle. Check out what else is going on below. And everyone stay safe during the storm!

Tuesday 10/30:
Wednesday 10/31:
  • In the spirit of Halloween, Chipotle will give you a $2 burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or tacos just for wearing a costume (4pm-closing)!
Thursday 11/1:
  • Interested in applying to Law School? Attend the Law School Admissions Panel in Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room from 6-8, free pizza and drinks provided.
Take advantage of a free week of CrossFit classes this week!
Like tea? Get a free Yogi tea sample here.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The picture says it all

Third Year? Its your class week this week, which means there will multiple opportunities to grab food, check out the events

As for the rest of us, check out whats going on this week below:

Wednesday 10/24:
  • Considering applying to graduate school at UVa? Grab some free pizza and listen to a panel of UVA graduate school admissions representatives at 7 in Peabody Hall's first floor auditorium.
  • Second Year and interested in studying abroad? Second Year Council is sponsoring a study abroad information session in Nau 101 at 5-6, pizza will be provided. 
  • Second Year Council will be sponsoring "Singers, Cider, and Spiders" in the Central Gazebo between Faulkner and Copley between 8-9 serving cider and other fall foods.
  • There will be a free screening of Miss Representation in Minor Hall 125 from 6:30-8:30, pizza and refreshments provided. 
Thursday 10/25:
  • Fourth Year? Don't miss Cocktails with College Council and the Trustees from 6-8 at Pavilion VI.
  • First or Second Year? Grab free Arches at "Desserts with the Deans", courtesy of College Council, at the Chem Building at 6.
Friday 10/26:
  • If you haven't made this event yet, you should check out Final Fridays from 5:30-7:30 at the Fralin Museum of Art on Rugby Road, drinks (beer & wine) and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
  • Fourth Year? Join your class at Carters Mountain for apple picking and free apple donuts at 4:30-6.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

And so the semester continues.

If a man can skydive from 24 miles above Earth, then we can make it through another week of midterms. As for food, check out some of these events!

Monday 9/15:
  • The Starbucks on the corner will be offering free cafe lattes from 4-6.
  • Have an interview coming up? Stop by the Recruiting Room in Bryant Hall for UCS's "Art of Interviewing" workshop from 5-7. Pizza and soda will be provided.
Tuesday 9/16:
Wednesday 9/17:
  • Considering majoring in Art History? Attend an information session about the major at 6:30 in Fayerweather Lounge (ground floor), pizza provided. (RSVP to Millie Dean at by Monday)
  • Don't miss out on UPC's event Puppies and Pumpkins on the South Lawn from 2-5, pumpkin pie and apple cider provided. 
Thursday 9/18:
  • Fourth Year? Stop by Alumni Hall tonight from 6-8 for Oktoberfestival and partake in a free beer tasting and a candy apple bar!
Saturday 9/20:
  • Its "Sampling Saturdays" at Auntie Anne's (in Fashion Square Mall). Probably not worth going out there for, but if you're already shopping, its worth a stop.
  • Come out to Pancakes for Parkinson's to grab some pancakes and support a great cause, from 9-1.

Monday, October 8, 2012

No better way to prepare for Halloween than with a student discount

Its student night on Fridays, $24.99 w/ student ID.
So apparently it is already October, which I automatically associate with Halloween. While its may not be related to food, student night at Kings Dominion is still a cool deal. I've gone twice, it was well worth it.

As for free food this week, check out your options below:

Monday 10/8:
  • Mention the name "Ryan Newman" at Outback Steakhouse and get a free Bloomin' Onion w/ any purchase.
Wednesday 10/10:
  • Politics or Psychology major? Regardless if you are, you can still sign up for College Council's first "Major Meal Dinner Series" at 6 at Alumni Hall, registration required.
  • Interested in working for NASA (and a STEM major)? There will be an information session about applying for funding from NASA to do research from 12:30-1:30 at MEC 214, pizza lunch provided.
  • Rent a free movie from redbox for free with the code BIRTHDAY, today only.
Thursday 10/11:
  • Stop by the Kluge Ruhe between 5:30-7 for Aussome Thursdays: free beer, appetizers, and art viewing provided.
  • As part of Homecomings, there will be a free cookout on the South Lawn starting at 6!
Friday 10/12:
Saturday 10/11:
  •  Celebrate Homecomings by partaking in Cavalier Countdown at noon in Alumni Hall and enjoy food from Wayside and music.
Sunday 10/14:
  • Aware of the event "Food For Thought" yet? Sounds like it’s made for this blog, considering it appeals to our common goal ("Everyone loves free food samples!"... obviously). Check it out at the Amphitheater between 1-4, courtesy of UPC.
I have yet to try this, but apparently with this coupon you can get a free waffle at the Waffle House (there is one on 29) until the end of the month.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

If you didn't already know

Hoo Wants Free Food is now an app! So, if you feel so inclined, download Hoo's Eating for your iPhone or Android ASAP!

As for this week, be sure to take a break from your studies to eat for free, and good luck on your midterms!

Monday 10/1:
  • Head to Sikhism 101, a religious awareness event, at 6:30-7:30 in Maury 209. Free Indian food catered from Milan will be served, courtesy of the Sikh Students Association.
Tuesday 10/2:
  • Fourth Year? Head to the the last installment of 2013 Fall Focus Series "Making and Keeping Connections" at 5 in Scott Stadium (UCS). Pizza and drinks will be provided.
  • Interested in Cosmology? Check out the first lecture of Michael Turner's lecture series "Cosmology: From the Birth of the Universe Until the End of Time" 4:00-5:30 at the Special Collections Library. A "catered reception" follows the lecture.
Wednesday 10/3:
Thursday 10/4:
Friday 10/5:
  • If you haven't yet left town, check out First Fridays Downtown from 5-9 and grab some free hors d'oeurves while looking at some cool art.
Enjoy your Fall Break!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

For those seeking more reliable options

Here is a brief list of recurring events that you should check out!

  • Every Thursday, check out the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum for Aussome Thursdays (clever...) from 5:30-7, drinks and food provided. 
  • Every Thursday students get half off at IHOP, just bring your student ID.
  • Every Friday, get your free Slurpee at 7-11 every Friday. Just bring this coupon, no purchase necessary! 
  • The last Friday of every month is Final Fridays at Art Grounds, from 5:30-7:30, where you can drink wine, eat cheese, and look educated. If you miss it, you can go to First Fridays Downtown from 5-9 for gallery receptions... and free food.
  • Take advantage of "happy hour" at the AFC and enjoy a free class at 5:45 every Friday.
  • Get a free waffle at The Waffle House (on 29) with this coupon any day in October.

Like tea? Apparently you can still pick out three free samples from Twinnings from their website, while supplies last.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Midterms already?

Looks like September is coming to a close. As Midterms start, consider taking a study break at some of these events and grab food that you don't have time to make for yourself.

Celebrate Coffee week at Einstein's Bagels, there is a deal every day! You can also stop by McDonalds for a free cup of coffee every day this week.
Thursday 9/27:
  • If you haven't had the chance yet, check out the Kluge Ruhe for Aussome Thursdays from 5:30-7.
Friday 9/28:
  • Today is "Coffree Day" (genius marketing) at 7-11, so be sure to get your free cup of coffee.
  • Stop by Arts Grounds (i.e. UVA Art Museum, Ruffin Hall) for Final Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and look at some art while drinking wine and eating cheese.
  • There doesn't seem to be food involved, but you can see Moonrise Kingdom for free at 501 College Drive at 7:30, courtesy of Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Sunday: 9/30
  • Feeling altruistic? Volunteer for Ghandi Day (show up at 11:15 at the Chem Building), and enjoy brunch that you technically earned.

Don't forget to sign up to get free lattes (or coffee/tea) every day for this last week in September from HotCakes (located in Barracks by CVS), all you need is your student ID!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Have you taken your professor out to lunch?

Are you in the college (which I presume to be the overwhelming majority)? College Council sponsors the Take Your Professor Out to Lunch program. Enjoy a free lunch (up to $15) in the Garden Room (or another on grounds location) with a professor and one other student. To sign up, go to Monroe 103 and speak with Mrs. French. To top it off, you can do this twice a semester! 

Saturday, September 8, 2012


This site could come in handy, though I am not positive how up to date it is... You can also follow @CVilleBars for more drink specials.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lets be charitable

In the spirit of free food, I figured we could provide others with free food by supporting, a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Program. For every question you answer correctly, Free Rice will donate 10 grains of rice to those in need. Happy playing (and eating)!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Is your birthday coming up?

My birthday was this past summer and I enjoyed a free venti drink at Starbucks. It got me thinking... Have you guys heard of these promotions yet?

  • Register a Starbucks gift card on their site, and get a free drink (any size) on your birthday for the foreseeable future. They will send you a postcard in the mail, so don't sign up the day before.
  • Sign up for Dunkin Donuts Perks Rewards and get a free drink on your birthday and a free drink just for signing up.
  • Sign up for a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday from Baskin-Robbins here.
Looking for more? Check out this list for some other restaurant promotions!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

And so another year begins.

No caption necessary.
For those who are new to this blog, I post a weekly listing of free or cheap food around grounds for you to take advantage of... I mean considerately partake in. The first weeks of the semester are always a free food gold mine, so let the exploitation begin (or continue...)!

Oh, and check out our new twitter @HoosEatFree!

Thursday 8/24 & Friday 8/25:
  • Did you sign up to be a greeter? They will feed you, though the work required for this food is disproportionate.
Saturday 8/26:
  • Ordering pizza? use the code TAYLOR50 at Papa Johns through today at get your entire order 50% off.
  • Slaughter may sound intimidating, but there will be free food courtesy of UPC Welcome Week from 9-12am.
Tuesday 8/28:
  • First year and already tired of dining halls?  Don't miss out on First Year Food Fest at Alumni Hall from 7-9 (note, here is a map, it may come in handy).
Wednesday 8/29:
  • Third year? Enjoy a free buffet dinner at the Amphitheater from 6-7:30.
  • Fourth year (finally)? Stop by the South Lawn tonight for free dinner.
Thursday 8/30:
  • Second year? Free dinner catered by Wayside will be provided at the Amphitheater from 6-8.
Friday 8/31:
  • Last chance to stop by the Burger King in Barracks for a vanilla ice cream cone for only 50 cents (offer ends today).
  • Live in MSC Apartments (note, residents and nonresidents are welcome)? Grab some free food from The LunchBox at their Second Annual Welcome Block Party at Madhouse from 12-3.
Saturday 9/1:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I'm personally not the biggest fan of twitter

but I figured I would create one for the greater good of my fellow scavengers. Twitter users, you can now follow us @HoosEatFree!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Until next year...

May you have a summer break filled with food that your parents pay for, which for you will be technically free.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Why hello there finals, please feed me?

As finals approach and your priorities shift to studying (or sleeping, which I prefer), I presume that your interest in feeding yourself will decrease. With that said, hopefully someone will sympathize with us and provide food-filled "study breaks" (*cough* UPC) for easy access to nutrition, which I'll try to keep track of. Good luck with your studies!

Monday 4/30:
  • Say farewell to Park Muth (who?) at 6 in the Newcomb Ballroom by eating free food.
Tuesday 5/1:
  • Get some free Ben and Jerry's outside Peabody Hall from 2:30-4.
  • First year? Stop by the Quad for free food from 4-7.
  • Fourth year? Alumni Hall will be providing free food and alcohol from 5:30-7:30.
Wednesday 5/2:
  • Stop by Alumni Hall for Bagels and Blue Books from 10-12pm.
  • Volunteer for Madison House this semester? Don't miss their picnic from 4-6.
  • Live in MSC Apartments? Go to their bar night at the Backyard to enjoy some free food and drinks from 7-9.
Thursday 5/3:
Friday 5/4:
Starting today through 5/13, get a frappuccino for half off at the Nau Starbucks from 3-5!
  • If you missed the chocolate fondue on Thursday (or even if you didn't), UPC will be providing it again from 2-4 in Clemons.
  • Get some free ice cream in Clemons from 2-4 courtesy of Honor and UJC (yes, apparently they are different).
  • If you haven't taken advantage of this already, grab your free and well deserved slurpee from 7-11.
  • Hitting the library tonight? Stop by UPC's study break for some free food at Clemons at 10.
Monday 5/7:
  • The Honor Committee will be sponsoring a study break with free food and drinks at Alderman from 11pm-12am.

    Sunday, April 22, 2012

    Welcome to the Hunger Games

    I just couldn't let a good Hungers Games reference pass in relation to free food, so here it is. Now I understand that finding food may not be as difficult or as deathly at UVA as it is in the Hunger Games, but you will still need a tad of determination, a hatred for paying for things, and a ninja-like presence to pull it off.

    Note: its UVA Employee Appreciation Week, so make a card and stop by one of their numerous free food events this week, mmm appreciation.

    Tuesday 4/24:
    • Biology major? There will be a Biology Garden Party from 6-7 in Garden VIII, refreshments provided.
    • This may be a tad educational, but after the lecture Learning and Forgetting: The Science Behind Memory, there will be free Panera catering and Hotcakes.
    • Like Dean Groves? After his lecture on conflict resolution, grab some free Raising Canes with your favorite dean.
    Thursday 4/26:
    • Moving to NYC? Head to the Backyard to grab free appetizers and pitchers from 8-10, courtesy of the Virginia Club of New York.
    Friday 4/27:
    • Read (optional)? Celebrate the 21st edition of Inkstone Magazine by eating Lemongrass and Raising Canes in Garden VIII from 12-2.
    • There will be free chocolate and coffee in the Newcomb Main Lounge from 1-5, courtesy of College Council.
    • Like Middle Eastern food? Head over to Newcomb Ballroom for Layaleena from 6-9, full dinner provided.
    • Enjoy some art and free food at Final Fridays at the UVA Art Museum where there will be cheese and crackers,fruit, and alcohol (one free drink for those of age) from 5:30-7:30. Ruffin Gallery will also have student art shows with refreshments provided.
    • Don't miss Springfest this year! It will be held in the Amphitheater from 4-7 and they will have free Mellow, Dumplings, cake, donuts, and chocolate covered bacon? Free concert to follow.
    Saturday 4/28:
    • Foxfield means that everyone will be out of commission today, and not particularly worried about your free food needs. Unless you manage to eat other peoples food on their plots (Note: this is an advanced hunting and gathering challenge), find nourishment elsewhere.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    I couldn't have said it better myself

    In accordance with Earth Week, I recommend reconnecting to the Earth like our hunting and gathering ancestors did, by eating free food.

    Monday 4/16:
    Tuesday 4/17:
    • This may be a tad of a stretch, but interested in actuarial science? Stop by the UVA Actuarial Club information meeting for free Mellow Mushroom pizza at 5 in the Halsey Hall lobby (no, I will not admit that I am in this club or explain what an actuary is).
    • Grab some free food at Earthstravaganza (creative title) from 4-8 at the Amphitheater.
    Wednesday 4/18:
    • Out by the A-school? The Fine Arts Cafe (which I recently heard called the farts cafe?) will have some free local food from 4-6.
    • Second Year? Sign up for the last Second Year Dinner Series, which will be held at Alumni Hall at 6.
    Thursday 4/19:
    • Stop by Alderman Cafe with your own mug and get free coffee from 2-3, courtesy of Earth Week.
    Friday 4/20:
    Sunday 4/22:
    • Celebrate Earth Day with free coffee or tea from Starbucks, though don't forget to bring a travel mug.
    • Studying at Clemons? Go outside and get free lemonade and fruit from 2-4.
    • Second Year? Join in on SYC's no-waste picnic and eat Take It Away for free from 5-7 in Lambeth Commons.

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

    Desperate times, unconventional measures...

    So apparently this coming week is not the best for those of you who are attempting to sustain yourselves solely on food that you didn't pay for, so you're all going to have to get a little creative. I have stumbled across this gem outlining the least desirable ways one can attain free food, ranging from bartering to freeganism (new vocab word for me). Now, while foraging for food is always an option (and apparently this person's number one choice), I strongly recommend you do not eat any mushrooms you find, since they can be alarmingly poisonous (fun fact: for those who didn't already know, a fungus is the largest organism on Earth). If you think that these measures seem a tad too extreme, then here are some less controversial options I have assembled.

    Wednesday 4/4:
    • In the College? Grab some free Cook-0ut at a Honor Mock Trial at 5:30 in Chem 304.
    • Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with free dumplings and drinks from 6:15-7:15 in Clark 107 while listening to a lecture about opium.
    • Eat free food under the shroud of night while stargazing with UPC from 8-1o on the Lawn.
    Thursday 4/5: apparently pizza is the thing to eat tonight...
    • This may be a tad unconventional, but the first 24 people who go to a Mental Wellness Screening (11-3/Newcomb Ballroom) will get free pizza and everyone who goes can enter a raffle for free dinner at the corner.
    • Grab some free pizza at the Newcomb Gallery during a forum on HIV/AIDS and a screening of the film "The Pan-African Express" from 6-9.
    • There will also be pizza served at a lecture "Thailand from Below" in Gibson Hall 211 at 6:15.
    Friday 4/6:
    • Don't forget to pick up your free slurpee/soda/coffee at 7-11!
    • If you're feeling up to it, First Fridays will be happening downtown from 5-9, and with all the open galleries, I think you can find enough hors d'oeuvres to count as dinner.
    Sunday 4/8:
    • Free kabobs courtesy of Afghan Day from 2-4 in the Newcomb Kaliedescope Room
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    Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Another week, not another dollar...

    So I began this blog last week, and ironically manged to not eat any free food. Maybe this week I'll be more successful on my quest. I'm also not particularly a cat person, but the combination of this adorable cat with the prospect of free food made it impossible not to include.

    Wednesday 3/28:
    • Stop by the amphitheater 10-5 for some free food courtesy of Islam Awareness Month
    • Cavlink is sponsoring a panel "How to Make the Most of Your First Year in the Real World" from 5-6:30 at the Recruiting Room in Bryant Hall. Free pizza and sodas provided.
    • Reminder: Free Zumba Class 9:30-10:15 pm, AFC (MP1)
    Thursday 3/29:
    • After a grad-school panel (@5) will be a "food and beverage mixer" from 6 to 8 in the Alumni Hall Ballroom. Note: free alcohol for those of age
    Friday 3/30:
    • You can simultaneously look at art and eat at Final Friday at the UVA Art Museum where there will be free cheese and crackers, fruit, and alcohol (for those of age) from 5:30-7:30. The A-School's Elmaleh Gallery will also have free food and music for Final Fridays. The 3rd year art show at Ruffin Gallery will be having refreshments as well.
    • Are you a First or Second Year? Then head over to the amphitheater from 4 to 7 for International Night. Sadly, I do not fall into this category, so more free food for you.
    Saturday 3/31:
    • UPC Field Day from 11:30 to 1:30 at Nameless Field will be providing free pizza and drinks
    • Persian Cultural Night will have free food from Kabob Palace after performances from 6-8 at Newcomb Ballroom
    Sunday 4/1:
    • Reminder: Free Yoga, 3-5, Ern Commons