Kelly Gallagher ‘22
Chief Features Editor
The merry click of high heels joined the excited chatter rising through Smith Bridge and Hogan on the evening of February 7 as seniors made their way to the third floor of Hogan, where they awaited transportation to the 100 Days Ball. Wearing their best cocktail dresses, suits, or sport coats, over 500 seniors gathered at the DCU Center to celebrate the occasion. As the name suggests, the dance marks 100 Days before graduation and is a long-standing Holy Cross tradition.
The 100 Days Ball was organized by Purple Key Society. PKS provided food, a talented DJ, and transportation to and from the Ball. The dance took place at the DCU center, where graduation will also be held in a few months. After weeks of preparation, several PKS members additionally volunteered their night to oversee the event, checking attendees’ coats and making sure everything ran smoothly at the DCU.
PKS member Amanda Wilderman ‘22 shared that PKS hoped for the event to be an opportunity for seniors to “enjoy one of their final celebrations together on the Hill and reflect on their time at Holy Cross while looking forward to graduation in a few short weeks.”
When responding to a comment about the hard work that PKS put into running this event, Wilderman said: “We sure do, and we all love it because it helps to foster more connectedness in our Holy Cross community. We know that one day it will be our turn, and we hope that the annual events continue even after our time at Holy Cross comes to an end!”
Photo by Ricky Pabon ‘21.