MOB Hosts All-College Formal


Photo Credits: Sarah Mash ’25

The Dickinson College MOB organized the annual all-college formal that took place on the night of Feb. 25. The formal, which started at 7:00 PM and ended at 11:00 PM, was intended to “create a space that brings the Dickinson community together in a way that is different from our other MOB events,” said MOB chair Ryan Patton ’23. 

“It is also a way for the Chair (President) and Vice-Chair (Vice-President) to plan a large-scale, bigger event, as oftentimes the Chair and Vice-Chair do not have the time to plan events of their own throughout the academic year,” continued Patton, “We think it a great way to show what we learned during our time in MOB, and are happy to see the rest of the community and student body being able to enjoy themselves in a free, open and high-energy environment.” 

The formal featured photo booths, lights, dance floors, tables from an outside entertainment company and music DJ’d by WDCV, the college’s radio station. Food options included mozzarella sticks, sandwiches, pigs in a blanket, boneless hot wings, pretzels and a variety of desserts. A bar with alcoholic beverages was also available to those 21 years of age and older. 

This year’s all-college formal is the second since the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the event from occurring in 2020 and 2021. While the formal was similar to last year’s, there were a few differences; most notably, MOB’s collaboration with WDCV and the absence of casino table games. 

“We decided to collaborate with WDCV to have students DJ the event as they are a great organization to work with, and we believed they would have great music tastes for the event being college students themselves,” Patton said, “Last year we had a vendor bring in casino table games to play outside the social hall. We decided to not have them this year since they were not immensely popular last year and wanted to prioritize having space for the photobooths and additional seating.” 

“I enjoyed the party aspect of [the formal],” said Ben Schweigert ’26, “It looked like everyone had a good time. The photobooth was a great way to make memories, and I most enjoyed having fun with my friends.”