June 16, 2024

Women — get ready to be wooed by a handsome, talented man. Get ready to be serenaded at Woo Fest.

The event will be held Feb. 8 at Van Dyne Gym. The Woo Fest pre-party starts at 7:30 p.m. and the event kicks off at 9 p.m.

Free gifts and free Chick-fil-A food will be part of the Woo Fest pre-party.

So dig in and participate in the fun activities before Woo Fest starts.

“The first 75 women who enter will have the privilege of entering in the VIP seating and get a gift card to the Daily Brew starting the Thursday after Woo Fest,” said Toni Jauregui, residence director of the Cottages.

Last year’s theme was Mardi Gras, and this year’s event will feature a big-band theme reminiscent of Frank Sinatra and the style from the 1930s and 1940s.

“So, if you have a fedora and a suit, come on down to Woo Fest,” said Ian Price, residence director of University Place Apartments.

Both Price and Jauregui said that they heavily support the idea that everyone come dressed up to authenticate the atmosphere at Woo Fest.

Woo Fest is free to the student population, and both CBU residents and commuters are allowed to come in and enjoy the festivities.

Some students such as Cynthia Solis, sophomore marketing and graphic design double major, were “wooed” to go to Woo Fest.

“So I had gotten to class and I had found this owl on my desk.,” Solis said. “It was a cut-out picture of an owl and glued to cardboard and on the back he had asked me out to Woo Fest.”

With the growing population of students at CBU, this year’s performance tryouts doubled from the previous year.

“There were about 40 men who showed up to the tryouts, and the ones from this year are better than those who were in the last year’s Woo Fest,” Jauregui said.

Though there were many who tried out, only a few managed to make it.

As each day passes, the participants practice harder and one residence director gave a sneak peak.

“It definitely has a mixture of Disney, and what is popular in music today. It has a little of ‘Pitch Perfect’ mixed with One Direction,” said Jay Stovall, resident director of Smith Hall.

With all the new these things planned, Woo Fest will give women the opportunity to see what men of CBU can offer.

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