To kick off the EPIC events at Cabrini, the Student Government Association held their annual formal in the Mansion on Friday, April 9. The theme for the dance was “Under the Boardwalk” and the mansion was decorated with different items to make students feel as though they were at the beach.
The mansion was decorated with a shore atmosphere. There were cut out lifesavers, surfboards and beach balls. Rather then having a photographer take formal pictures, there was a photo booth where students could have fun taking their own pictures.
Along with the decorations, hors d’oeuvres were served in addition to special items such as snow cones, cotton candy and funnel cake.
For the freshmen, this was their first spring formal as a student.
“Friday night was a blast and I loved hanging out with my friends,” Ali Van Schaack, freshman communication major, said.
For the seniors, it was their last formal, which made for a night to remember. “I thought formal was an absolutely wonderful night. It was just great to hang out with everyone on campus in a totally relaxed environment. I was so happy to be with everyone and just relax for the evening. I couldn’t have hoped for anything more from my final formal here at Cabrini. I loved it,” Joe Kimpflen, senior history and political science major, said.
The students were able to dress up and look their best. There were a variety of colors and styles that gave each student a different look. The event also offered students food and drinks for them to devour after dancing hard on the dance floor.
A variety of music played throughout the evening from the beginning of the dance at 8 pm until the end of the dance at midnight. Many genres of music were played including rock, pop and hip-hop. Students were able to purchase tickets in the Center for Student Engagement and Leadership for $25.
“I thought the formal was really a night to remember. It was a nice break from a busy semester to spend time with really great friends,” Stephanie Iaccarino, junior English and secondary education major, said. “I had a blast and I think everyone else did too.”