Next Meadow Brook Ball to be two-day event

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Post

The 41st Meadow Brook Ball will be hosted back-to-back as two events, Feb. 1 and 2. Both are open to all students.

“It’s a really unique experience,” Maria Willett, Meadow Brook Ball Committee president, said. “There is no other formal dance event here and a lot of people have never been in the mansion. The ball is OU’s oldest tradition and I think it’s something every student should do at least once.”

In the event’s history, the schedule has shifted from one ball in fall and one in winter, to two in winter and back to one again, according to Jean Ann Miller, director of the Center for Student Activities.

The current change was meant to accommodate to OU’s large student population.

Past attendance was limited to 300, according to Willett. Having two makes it more accessible to the student body.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 at 9 a.m., with the Center for Student Activities window opening at 7 a.m. Tickets cost $17.50 per person.

The Ball is sponsored by the Student Activities Funding Board, Tau Kappa Epsilon, WXOU, Circle K and the OU Bioethics Society.

“I went as a student,” Miller said. “It’s a night of elegance. How often in your college career could you get all dressed up and have a great time in Meadow Brook Hall? It’s a sophisticated night at an affordable price.”

Contact Multimedia Reporter Stephanie Sokol via email at sasokol@oakland.edu

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