Oakland University
Monday, December 5, 2011

Meadow Brook Ball to feature diamond-studded theme, sold-out crowd

After a jump in popularity last season, Oakland University's Meadow Brook Ball continues to be among the most anticipated campus events. Tickets for the diamond-themed affair went on sale last week and inclement weather did not prevent students from lining up outside the Oakland Center as early as 4 a.m., hours before the box office opened. 

Jean Ann Miller, director of the Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development, said that tickets sold out quickly. "You needed to be in line by 7 a.m. to get a ticket," said Miller, adding that time-saving measures were in place to help streamline the process. "Everything went smoothly. The students were very patient and orderly."
This year, those who didn't get a ticket had the opportunity to enter a lottery where 10 couples tickets were up for grabs.

The Meadow Brook Ball is the oldest tradition at Oakland, beginning in the 1970s. It is the only formal event at the university, and it is only open to current students. This year’s theme, “Diamonds are a Grizzly's Best Friend," was chosen by a committee of about 30 members. The estate will be decked out in diamonds for an evening of sophistication and elegance, according to Sarah Paszko, president of the Meadow Brook Ball Committee.

"This year's ball will have a DJ king for a night of dancing, a character artist, a live statue for photo ops, a harpist to help set the mood, a sleight-of-hand expert to entertain the guests and a photo booth,” Paszko said. "It's an amazing opportunity for students to get dressed up and attend a ball at the prestigious Meadow Brook mansion."

The Meadow Brook Ball is set for 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Meadow Brook Hall. For more information about the ball, contact the CSA office at (248) 370-2400 or csa@oakland.edu. For more information about The Hall, visit the website.
Tickets have already sold out for the popular Meadow Brook Ball. This year’s theme is “Diamonds are a Grizzly's Best Friend."

Created by Katherine Land - Deleted (land@oakland.edu) on Monday, December 5, 2011
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