CPB embraces “universal” theme for upcoming dance

By Sydney Gannon | October 4, 2022 5:30pm
This year's CPB dance is Oct. 7 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets will be on sale through Oct. 6.
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Get ready to blast off for this year’s Campus Program Board (UPCPB) “Chaos in the Cosmos" dance on Oct. 7. Students are encouraged to wear glitter, holographic outfits and space buns for an out-of-this-world experience from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Left Bank Annex. 

The first day of ticket sales started Today, Oct. 3, and will continue through Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets are 10 dollars each and can be purchased in the Franz Hall lobby from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. or in the Pilot House from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

UPCBP announced on Oct. 4 that this will be the only dance of the school year, meaning there will be no Dance of the Decades.

Students must take the buses provided by UPCPB and will begin to depart from Buckley Center at 8:30 p.m.. The buses will go back and forth throughout the event to take students to and from the venue but any student who shows up in a rideshare or their own car will not be admitted. 

The dance will feature a DJ, a 21+ cash bar, a candy bar, face paint and a galaxy room where students can take photos with their friends. UPCPB will also have glitter and temporary tattoos for those who forgot to add their shine at home. 

UPCPB dance coordinators Claire Vondenkamp and Kira Mettes also wanted a theme that would be easier to dress for and to switch up the pastel color schemes they have used in the past. 

“I think space was perfect for that,” Vondenkamp said, “especially the colors are so different, like black, blue, like white.” 

Starting Oct. 5, students will be able to purchase guest tickets for non-UP students if regular tickets have not sold out. UP students who wish to purchase guest tickets will be required to present their guest’s government ID when buying tickets and when they arrive at the dance. 

Although masks are not required at the dance, UPCPB encourages students who feel sick to stay home. If a student has already purchased a ticket and tests positive for COVID-19 or is having symptoms, they can exchange their ticket with UPCPB for a refund. Lost tickets will not be refunded.

“We want everybody that's coming to the dance to feel healthy and not have any symptoms,” Vondenkamp said. 

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the venue capped the max occupancy at 900 people. 

“It could be more but we want to keep it still limited just for health and safety as well,” Mettes said. “It's a pretty big venue.”

More information on “Chaos in the Cosmos” can be found on the UPCPB Instagram page

Sydney Gannon is a reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at gannon24@up.edu.