CABsino breaks attendance records

Following a year without in-person events, CAB created a night to remember.

The annual event transforms all three floors of the Student Center. Photo courtesy of Campus Activities Board

The Student Center saw a transformation earlier this month, taking students back to the roaring 20s for CABsino- Campus Activities Board’s annual casino night.

The event saw its largest ever turnout at 992 attendees. Split into two sessions, students had the option to attend from 6:30-8:30p.m., or 9-11:30p.m.

Dr. Flapp, new VP for Campus Engagement, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion enjoying a mocktail. Photos courtesy of Campus Activities Board

After receiving chips upon entry, students could bet at staple card and dice games, earning more chips which could be exchanged for raffle tickets later in the night. Dressing according to the 1920s theme earned students extra chips. The prizes, which included an iPad, Oculus Rift, KitchenAid Stand Mixer, and much more, were raffled off on Instagram Live following the event.

“It was great to see students go all out with their 20s costumes! There were headpieces, fur coats, and full suits,” shared Carley Barnett, campus traditions chair at CAB, and an organizer of the event.

Other activities included a mocktail station, an opportunity to get a Polaroid photo taken, and dinner at Viking Marketplace.

“It was great to see the event come together after months of planning and over a year of anticipation to get back in person since the pandemic,” added Barnett, who began planning over the summer.

The CAB team, pictured above, got to work at 9 a.m. the day of the event, with some leaving as late as 4 a.m. Their hard work paid off, and CAB has much to be proud of following the highly successful evening.

Students can look forward to upcoming events from CAB, including homecoming this week, and a drag show in November.