Ugly Sweater Party Brings Holiday Cheer


Student Services sponsored a lively Ugly Sweater Party on Friday, Dec. 4. The Fels Student Center lounge was filled with about 50 festive students sporting their ugliest sweaters. The event was a “pub night” intended for the 21+ crowd at Nichols, but younger students were also welcome to join in the fun, eat cookies, and hangout with Santa.

First-year student and criminal justice management major Connor Madsen volunteered to pose as Santa to represent the Ski and Snowboard Club. Several students snapped photos with Santa and told him what they wanted for Christmas.

“It’s great to have a break from studying,” said senior English major Marquice Jackson. “I told Santa I wanted to pass all my final exams for Christmas this year.”

Fels lounge was fully decorated, Christmas tree and all. Karaoke was on hand for any student gutsy enough to show off their singing skills. Many students sang along with Christmas favorites such as “Santa Baby” and “All I Want for Christmas is You.”

Director of Financial Assistance Jen Bianco, who chaperoned the event, also enjoyed the party.

“It’s a creative idea,” she said. “I think the ugly sweaters are bringing everyone together.”

There was a selection of seasonal beverages available for students of age. A police officer was stationed at the front door to check IDs for students who would be drinking beer or wine.

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