Senior Week - The Roaring 2013's
You are cordially invited to indulge in the festivities of the Class of 2013 as you celebrate your graduation from Columbia University. Be prepared to be transported back to an era of unparalleled extravagance and innovation. The Senior Week schedule and ticket information will be available soon.
*If you purchased a Senior Cruise or Senior Ball ticket you must pick-up your ticket prior to the event.
**No ticket, no entry for the Boat Cruise tonight! You will be turned away if you don't have your physical ticket from the TIC (print outs from the website are not official tickets)
***For questions please e-mail the senior week staff.
- Schedule at a Glance
- Roar Tank Tops
- Specials and Discounts for Seniors
- Detailed Schedule
- Ticket Information
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Senior Boat Cruise, 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. with boarding beginning at 8:30 p.m. Boarding will take place at 61 Chelsea Piers located at 11th Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets. Tickets Sold Out.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Mixology: The Roaring 2013′s Edition, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium (West Side)
Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) – Alumni Interview Training, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Lerner C555
Lawn Party, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Lehman Lawn at Barnard College. No ticket necessary.
Yankees Game, 7:05 p.m., 1 East 161 Street, Bronx, NY, NY 10451, Tickets are $32.00 with valid CUID/BCID and two per ID.
A Night at The Columbia University Club, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., 15 West 43rd Street, between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas. No ticket necessary.
Shabbat Dinner, 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Kraft Center located at 606 West 115Street, $10.00/ticket and seniors are welcome to bring guests.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Yankees Game, 1:05 p.m., 1 East 161 Street, Bronx, NY, NY 10451, Tickets are $32.00 with valid CUID/BCID and two per ID.
Avenue Q, 2:30 p.m., New World Stages, 340 West 50 Street, NY, NY 10019, Tickets $47.00/ticket and limit 2 tickets per CUID/BCID.
Senior Ball, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., New York Times Square Marriott Marquis Broadway Room on the 6th Floor located at 1535 Broadway between 45 and 46 Streets, Tickets Sold Out.
Tanks can be picked up at the Lawn Party on Friday, May 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your tank, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For special salon deals and steals, check out the attached flyer to see all the discounts you get for being a senior!
Need a tux for Senior Ball? Then you are in luck because San Marko Tuxedo Rentals will be on campus Wednesday, May 1 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the East Ramp Lounge and on Friday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the East Ramp Lounge. For more information please email email@example.com.
Boat Cruise, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 9:00PM-12:00AM, Boarding starts at 8:30PM, 61 Chelsea Piers(11th Ave between 20th and 21st Streets) New York, NY 10011
“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.” - The Great Gatsby
Get ready to see New York City from a completely different perspective - from a boat! Join the senior class for a night of fun and dancing as you move down the Hudson. Tickets are limited and this is an event you will not want to miss out on! What better way to spend your Thursday night than partying with your friends on a boat?
Boarding begins at 8:30 p.m. and the boat will depart from Chelsea Piers (61 Chelsea Piers) at 9:00p.m. sharp! The boat will return to Chelsea Piers at 12:00 a.m. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now!
Ticket Price: $60
- Ticket includes: Entrance to the Cruise, Hor d'Oeuvres, Wine and Beer Open Bar, and A Night of Dancing.
- Limit one ticket per senior.
- Tickets are Sold Out
**If you require a Kosher meal for the Boat Cruise, then you must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 1, 2013 to reserve a Kosher meal. If we do not receive your request by this date, then a Kosher meal is not guaranteed.**
Mixology: The Roaring 2013′s Edition, Friday, May 17th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30pm, Lerner Roone Arledge Auditorium (West Side)
“It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people.” – The Great Gatsby
Did you always mean to take a bartending lesson in New York City? Take advantage of this chance and attend this course taught by the Barnard Bartending Agency. This is your opportunity to create 20s-themed concoctions that Gatsby himself would be jealous of! You’ll learn basic tricks of the trade and be able to sample what you make. Spaces are limited so sign up fast!
Ticket Price: $15
- Ticket includes: Basic Mixology Course and Alcohol for 20s-Themed Drinks.
- Limit one ticket per senior. 2 IDs required
- Please note that you will only be allowed to sip/sample the beverage that you make
Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) – Alumni Interview Training, Friday, May 17th, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Lerner C555
Want to shape the future of Columbia? Want to meet potential members of the Columbia Class of 2018? Join members of the Undergraduate Admissions Office for a brief presentation on conducting interviews of high school students applying to Columbia. The ARC conducts interviews during the fall and winter each year and then provides feedback on those candidates to the admissions office. These interviews take place across the globe, so no matter where you will be living after graduation, we want you to be a part of this fabulous organization. Snacks will be provided.
Lawn Party, Friday, May 17th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m, Lehman Lawn at Barnard College
“Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back.” -The Great Gatsby
What could be better than a relaxing, mid-afternoon picnic following the hubbub of finals? We couldn’t think of anything either. Bring your picnic blankets and footballs,and prepare to kick off your shoes for a good ol’ fashioned lawn party. Snack on complimentary Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Mel’s Burger Bar sliders and sodas, and Chipotle burritos to the sound of Great Gatsby inspired melodies–what more could you want? Oh, and did we mention the free giveaways? No tickets required. See you there.
A Night at The Columbia University Club, Friday, May 17, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., 15 West 43rd Street, between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas
“She laughed with thrilling scorn. “Sophisticated-God, I’m sophisticated!” - The Great Gatsby
Join your fellow seniors and alumni for an exclusive tour of the sophisticated Columbia Club. The evening will include a tour of the Columbia University Club of New York and conclude with complimentary wine and beer. The evening will begin at 8:00pm and is free to all graduating seniors.
Ticket Price: FREE
- Ticket includes: Tour of Columbia University Club of New York and complimentary wine and beer.
Shabbat Dinner, Friday, May 17, 2013, 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Kraft Center, 606 West 115th Street (between Riverside Dr and Broadway) New York, NY 10011
“The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun." - The Great Gatsby
Dress to the nines and come prepared for fine cuisine and delectable conversation at a Roaring Shabbat dinner at the Columbia/Barnard Hillel. Bring your friends and dine after sunset like Gatsby himself during our final Shabbat of the school year. Dinner is open to seniors from all traditions, backgrounds, and ideologies and we hope to bring together a grand showing for the Class of 2013. Dinner will be at 9pm in Rennert Hall located at the Kraft Center, across the street from the Schapiro residence hall.
Ticket Price: $10
- Ticket includes: Kosher Shabbat Dinner
- Seniors may purchase one additional ticket to bring one guest to the event. Guests do not need to be Columbia/Barnard students.
- Limit two tickets per CUID/BCID.
- Order here.
Senior Ball, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., New York Times Square Marriott Marquis Broadway Ballroom on the 6th Floor, 1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Streets) New York, NY 10036
“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” -The Great Gatsby
Get classy with your friends one last time before graduation. Dress up, snap some pictures, and dance somewhere that isn't Liz's Place, the party space, or Roone. Join the senior class downtown at the Marriott Marquis as we celebrate the last four years in Roaring 20s style. This promises to be a night you'll never forget; full of friends, food, and fun. You don't need a date – just dress to impress, put on your dancing shoes, and prepare to have fun!
The New York Marriott Marquis is located at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 and the ball will take place in the Broadway Ballroom located on the 6th floor.
Ticket Price: $98
- Ticket includes: Entrance to the Ball, Hor d'Oeuvres and Dinner, Open Bar, and A Night of Dancing.
- Seniors may purchase one additional ticket to bring one guest to the event. Guests do not need to be Columbia / Barnard students.
- Tickets are Sold Out.
**If you require a Kosher meal for the Senior Ball, then you must e-mail email@example.com by Monday, May 6, 2013 to reserve a Kosher meal. If we do not receive your request by this date, then a Kosher meal is not guaranteed.**
Tickets for Senior Week 2013 will go on sale on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the TIC Office located in Lerner Hall. There will be no online sales for senior week tickets and all tickets must be purchased at the TIC Office during business hours with a valid CUID/BCID.
- Senior Cruise on Thursday, May 16: $60.00 per ticket and limit one ticket per CUID/BCID. Sold Out.
- Yankees Game on Friday, May 17: $32.00 per ticket and limit two tickets per CUID/BCID. Sold Out.
- Shabbat Dinner on Friday, May 17: $10.00 per ticket and limit two tickets per CUID/BCID. Order here.
- Yankees Game on Saturday, May 18: $26.00 per ticket and limit two tickets per CUID/BCID. Order here.
- Avenue Q on Saturday, May 18: $47.00 per ticket and limit two tickets per CUID/BCID. Order here.
- Senior Ball on Saturday, May 18: $98.00 per ticket and limit two tickets per CUID/BCID. Sold Out.
Who is invited to Senior Week events? All undergraduate students from BC, CC, GS, or SEAS who are considered graduating seniors. This also includes fall and winter graduates of 2012. The TIC has a list of all Seniors so all events are exclusively just for you! If your name is not on the list for some reason, just email us and let us know.
Where do I buy tickets? You may purchase tickets beginning on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the TIC Office located in Lerner Hall. Tickets must be purchased in person with a valid CUID/BCID. For the TIC hours, please click here.
How many tickets may I purchase at once? Every event has the ticket limit listed next to the prices.
Do I have to go to everything? No. Most students pick and choose which programs they want to do. It's really up to you!
Can I bring a date to the Senior Ball if he or she is not a CU student or a CU Senior? Absolutely. However, only CUID Seniors can purchase Senior Week tickets. You would want to purchase two tickets at one time for the ball.
Can I bring a date to the Senior Boat Cruise? Because of our limited capacity on the boat, we are limiting this event to CUID seniors only. Sorry!
What is offered in regards to food and drinks at the Senior Ball and Boat Cruise? We'll have plenty of finger food at both events, and the Senior Ball will be buffet style. Neither event has a full course meal. You may want to grab something light beforehand because they are also open bar events. Please keep that in mind when going out with friends before the events. If you require a Kosher meal for the Senior Ball or Senior Cruise, then you must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 1, 2013 for the Cruise and Monday, May 6, 2013 for the Senior Ballto reserve a Kosher meal. If we do not receive your request by the above dates, then a Kosher meal is not guaranteed.
What if I show up to an event and I forgot my ticket(s)? For all events that require tickets, especially the Senior Ball and the Boat Cruise, it is ESSENTIAL that all attendees bring their ticket. We will not grant you entrance without tickets and you will be asked to go back to campus to get your ticket (which won’t be possible with the Boat Cruise because we leave at 9pm sharp).
What if I purchase tickets and then decide not to go to an event? The TIC does not offer exchanges or refunds; therefore, you are in charge of reselling your ticket(s) to someone else. However, you can only sell your ticket(s) to other Seniors!
What should I wear to Senior Week events? Depends on the event! We try our best to list the dress codes for programs where it truly matters (Senior Ball, Boat Cruise). When it doubt, you can always emails us for more guidance.
Can my friend who is not a senior attend any of the Senior Week events outside of the Senior Ball? As much as it pains us, we have to say no -- these events were planned exclusively for seniors and many of them have maximum capacities. We want to ensure that we can cater to as many seniors as possible!
I'm a junior, but I'm walking with the Class of 2013. Will I still be able to participate in Senior Week? Absolutely! As long as you are going to be a part of our commencement, you are eligible to take part in Senior Week.
Why are the Senior Ball and Boat Cruise tickets a bit higher? Senior Week is not a program that is funded by the University. Programs are made possible by fundraising and class council donations. Those funds then help us to subsidize the actual costs of tickets. For example, Senior Ball tickets are $136 at cost with the venue, but we are selling them at a rate of $98. This is almost a $40 discount.
Programs are created and developed by a committee of seniors from all four undergraduate schools.