36th Annual MidWinter Ball

This much anticipated winter event is right around the corner. Come dance the night away this Saturday, February 6, from 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at the 36th annual MidWinter Ball with fellow students, faculty and staff. There will be three rooms with different styles of music, so put on your dancing shoes. The night’s entertainment is as follows:

  • Great Space - Student DJs
  • Great Hall - Roseville Big Band
  • Severance Tea Room - Salsa Del Sol

This Friday you will receive a MidWinter Ball wristband in your mailbox. This wristband must be worn at all times during the event. This will help identify uninvited guests and keep the event safe.

Guests need to be registered by Saturday, February 8 at 5:00 p.m. via an online form found here. Guests need to stop by the Student Activities Office during the event to pick-up their wristband. The guest registration form will go live in the weeks prior to the event.

A FREE coat check will be staffed by Mustard Seed in Sayles-Hill Lounge. We encourage you to use this service and not leave your belongings in the front of Sayles near the mailboxes as thefts have occurred in the past.

Located in Sayles 251 and hosted by the Coalition of Hmong Students (CHS), please note new location.

SHUTTLE SERVICE (9:15 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.):  
Look for the small charter shuttle. The shuttle will run from 9:15 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., approximately every 15 minutes. The last two pick-up times are 1:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. in front of Sayles-Hill.  The shuttle will pick-up/drop off at the following locations:

  • Goodhue Hall (back entrance)
  • Cowling Circle (Evans, Myers, Nourse, Cassat, James and Watson Hall)
  • Parish House (between Parish and Hill House)

Pizza served from 10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (while supplies last).


Sayles Café will be open for business on Saturday, February 7 from 9:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m. and return to regular business hours on Sunday. The Severance Tea Room will be unavailable for seating on Saturday due to MidWinter Ball, however other seating options will be available in Burton. Please use the ground floor Burton/Davis entrance on Saturday.

No alcohol or smoking is allowed at MidWinter Ball.  

Personal beverage containers are not permitted (i.e. Nalgene/SIGG bottles, flasks, cans, soda bottles, etc.). Water will be provided throughout the event.

Please be safe outside if you choose to walk to/from the event and look after your friends throughout the night.

Items found at MidWinter Ball will be left at the Information Desk beginning Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Items of particular value (cell phones, wallets, keys, etc.) will be turned into Campus Security at the conclusion of the event.


If you need assistance during the event, feel free to ask any of the Security Officers or staff members from the Division of Student Life stationed throughout the building. The Student Activities Office will also be open during the event.

** With anticipated attendance of 1,500 students, faculty and staff, we ask that all members of the Carleton community work together in creating a welcoming, safe and respectful environment. **

Questions? Please contact the Student Activities Office at x4462. See you this weekend!

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Student Activities Office.