For the past three years, Residence Housing Association (RHA) has hosted the Green & White Ball. This year, however, was extra special, as Eastern Michigan University celebrated its 99th Homecoming.
At the event, students participated in an evening full of music provided by DJ LiXxer, dancing, food and fun. Students also had access to a photo booth and had the opportunity to take part in a raffle for gift cards to local stores and restaurants.
Corey Patterson works for the Office of Housing and Residence Life as a Graduate Assistant for Leadership and Programming.
“Green and White Ball is a chance for students to dress up, grab some friends and have a great night,” Patterson said. “There’s no standard or expectations; it’s just meant to be a night where students can have a great time.”
Patterson said he hopes that EMU students were able to enjoy the night and that EMU can continue this beloved homecoming tradition.
“We want to celebrate Eastern’s Homecoming and have one more amazing event that students will remember from year to year,” he said. “We hope this annual dance is a tradition that stays with the university for a long time to come.”
Mckenzie Gran, a freshman at EMU, attended the Green & White Ball for the first time this year.
“I was interested in the event because I had gone to homecoming all throughout high school, so I figured I would give [the Green & White Ball] a try,” Gran said.
When asked about the purpose of the event, Gran believes that it allows you to meet others and celebrate homecoming.
“I loved the music, and it was music I was able to dance to,” she said. “I loved how everyone was having fun because that’s what homecoming is about.”
Cassidy Paul, a freshman at EMU, also attended the event.
Paul believes that the purpose of the event was to “get people together and celebrate the school.”
“I always liked homecoming in high school and wanted to see what the ball was like,” she said. “My favorite part of the night was getting together with friends and just having fun.”
RHA has more fall-themed events planned, including a collaboration with Campus Life, Pumpkins on the Pation, on Oct. 29. To learn more about RHA and its upcoming events, follow @emichrha on Instagram.