Founder’s Day Ball to be held at Newseum

Tickets to be released next week

Founder’s Day Ball to be held at Newseum

The Founder’s Day Ball will be held this year at the Newseum, Founder’s Day Director Martin Valderruten announced today in a press release.

In comparison to last year’s event, the Feb. 11 ball will accommodate fewer students but will be an hour longer. Last year, 2300 tickets were available as compared to 2000 this year. Tickets will be free to students as the event is funded by the student activity fee. The ball’s total budget is $75,000, Valderruten told The Eagle. However, Valderruten said the final amount spent could not be disclosed.

The event will also honor President Neil Kerwin in anticipation of his retirement this semester.

“This year’s event will mark the final ball under AU President Neil Kerwin’s tenure, and AUSG is planning to recognize his leadership and service to the university during the event,” Valderruten wrote in the press release.

Tickets will be distributed online via EventBrite beginning on Jan. 23. Students will be able to access the tickets at different time windows according to their number of credits, with seniors having the earliest opportunity to reserve tickets. A ticket wait list will open on Monday, Jan. 30.

The ticket dates are:

Seniors (Promo Code: AU2017)

  • January 23 at 10 a.m.
  • January 24 at 5 p.m.
  • January 25 at 8 a.m.
  • January 26 at 11 p.m.
  • January 27 at 10 a.m.

Juniors (Promo Code: AU2018)

  • January 23 at 12 p.m.
  • January 24 at 8 a.m.
  • January 25 at 5 p.m.
  • January 26 at 10 a.m.
  • January 27 at 1 p.m.

Sophomores (Promo Code: AU2019)

  • January 23 at 11:30 a.m.
  • January 24 at 3 p.m.
  • January 25 at 10 a.m.
  • January 26 at 6 p.m.
  • January 27 at 9 a.m.

Freshmen (Promo Code: AU2020)

  • January 23 at 1 p.m.
  • January 24 at 11 a.m.
  • January 25 at 6:30 p.m.
  • January 26 at 9:30 a.m.
  • January 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Previous Founder’s Day Balls have been held at the National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum and Library of Congress.

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