Erich Fields, Contributing Writer
Big changes are happening in this year’s ’20s-themed Spring Formal, according to Megan O’Brien, the Socials Coordinator for Student Programming at the University of Dallas.
The “Roaring ’20s” theme was selected “since it represents a time of great social, artistic and cultural dynamism,” O’Brien explained. “The selection … happened to coincide with Downton Abbey episodes, the upcoming Great Gatsby movie, and even Pinterest displaying many ’20s-themed weddings.”
Unlike in previous years, the Spring Formal will not have a limited number of tickets, instead opting for an unlimited ticket program in anticipation of a higher turnout. The formal, which will be held at historic Union Station, will have space for all of the students who want to attend. With this increase in anticipated turnout, the planning committee decided to raise ticket prices to account for higher transportation, security and catering costs.
“Students need to go to Spring Formal,” said O’Brien. “There’s a time to study and a time to chill at the Cap Bar, and then there’s a time to dance.”
In order to make sure the event will be a night to remember, the planning committee has made sure that the event will have something for everyone: a smoking deck adjacent to the dance hall, a variety of dance music, and food catered by Wolfgang Puck, the world-renowned chef. There will be a cash bar for those of age, and the first 100 attendees will receive a free drink ticket. In addition, Student Government will be sponsoring a photo booth complete with 1920s-era props and accessories to make the ’20s come alive.
Single tickets are $30, but $50 for a couple. They will be on sale from March 27 to April 11, and the event itself will be held Friday, April 19. Tickets may be purchased on CashNet or in the SALC.