College Union Building Grand Opening

The view from the photo booth at the College Union Building Grand Opening (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

The view from the photo booth at the College Union Building Grand Opening (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

By Phoebe Doscher, Staff Writer

Students gathered around the fire, listening to live music performed by 3 Shades of Blue and enjoying ice cream from Half Pint to celebrate the Grand Opening of the College Union Building (CUB) the night of Saturday, September 15th.

Sponsored by Student Senate, the Interfraternity Council, and Panhellenic Council, this opening included activities to get students excited about utilizing the newly finalized addition to the CUB at the heart of Gettysburg’s campus.

Throughout the night, the Bullet Hole offered a dinner special, a s’mores bar was provided, students hopped on inflatables in the Ballroom, and the movie “Ocean’s Eight” played in the Junction.
Marisa Balanda ‘21, Secretary of the event’s co-sponsor Student Senate scooped ice cream late Saturday night on the CUB patio and voiced her thoughts on the event: “We [Student Senate] are looking forward to how this building will touch the community.”

Among the night’s activities, game night with big yard games was available to students, as well as a photo booth with festive blue and orange hats and other accessories.

The new CUB also provides an expanded venue for the ever-popular Dog Days (Photo Merlyn Maldonado/The Gettysburgian)

The new CUB also provides an expanded venue for the ever-popular Dog Days (Photo Merlyn Maldonado/The Gettysburgian)

President of Student Senate Nick Arbaugh ‘20 was pleased with the event’s success: “I thought the event went swimmingly. It was a great utilization of a great space, and I’m happy that Senate was able to help make it happen. My only critique is that the it needed some Phil Collins (either Genesis or his solo stuff) or maybe Rush or something. In all seriousness though, it was a terrific way to christen the CUB.”
Students are now able to use the newly renovated CUB which now includes the new Bullet Hole and space for the Garthwait Leadership Center and the Center for Career Development.

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Author: Phoebe Doscher

Phoebe Doscher ’22 is a staff writer for the features and news sections and copy editor for the features section of The Gettysburgian. Originally from Sandy Hook, CT, she plans to double major in English with a Writing Concentration and Theatre Arts at Gettysburg College. Aside from writing and editing, she studies voice at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and can often be seen working on and offstage in the theatre department.

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