Mar. 24, 2017

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Monte Carlo 2017: What to Expect

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OSI’s Sara Bamrick and Grace Sims and Student Program Board have been working with their teams to bring a new and exciting Monte Carlo experience to campus.

Monte Carlo will take place February 11th in Hicks Center. Students can begin to register starting Monday, February 6th to Friday, February 10th.  Traditionally, Monte Carlo occurs every Winter Quarter as a fun and unique way to pass time on a Saturday night. Students may invite one guest that does not attend K.

Kaitlyn Courtenay ’17, looks forward to Monte Carlo each year. “It’s a great way to de-stress and think about something other than academics. Also, it a fun way to see everyone so dressed up because, I mean, nobody is going to come to class in a Monte Carlo outfit, so we get to see our friends and peers in a different light,” Courtenay ‘17 said. “When it comes to dress, it’s kind of like a college-type Homecoming, really, you can wear whatever you will feel comfortable in, but a lot of people will be dressed up.”

Office of Student Involvement’s (OSI) Sara Bamrick assured The Index, that Monte Carlo will offer more activities than in the past. “We will have more gaming tables, more non-gaming activities, and more time to have fun with the event starting at 8pm, going until 11:30pm, and then the after party from 11:30pm to 1am,” Bamrick stated.  It seems as if some of the food options may be different, too, with the addition of sushi as a main course.

A new feature that Bamrick highlighted is the addition of the Monte Carlo Bucket List, which includes 21 different suggestions of things to do while at the event. If you complete the 21 items, with photos as proof, bring your evidence into OSI next week for a prize. Some of the activities listed are to jump into the money (raffle) cube, spin the LED wheel, play a hand of poker, take your chances at roulette, make a toast at the Monte Carlo after party, take a picture in the photo booth, take a picture in the Gold Room Lounge, and say hello to President Gonzales.

“After reading the Bucket List, I can tell that a lot of work has been put into making Monte Carlo an enjoyable experience for the whole campus and it’ll be different than the past 3 Monte Carlos I’ve attended. I’m not one to play any of the gambling games, but the Bucket List kind of inspired me to try some out…I definitely want to get a picture with me saying hello to President Gonzales, though,” Courtenay ’17 said. “I’m really looking forward to it.”

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