The excitement of having it back on campus and renewing a nationally known event is great. And the secrecy around the theme is just a part of the excitement. It's an easily accessible theme and allows for creativity by the students.

Right now, only the senior class knows about the O'Connell House tradition, and only vaguely.

We are aiming for around 425 people to come.

The fire marshals looked at the fire codes in O'Connell House, which didn't meet standards, and the event that year had to be canceled. In 2004 and 2005 the dance was held off-campus. This year it will be another high quality event, but different since it's back in O'Connell House. It's a way of looking back at our roots.

As people begin to leave after the theme's announcement, our volunteers will be handing out scavenger hunt forms.