August 7, 2015 (Friday) – The Rizalian Ambassadors (RAms) together with the Central Student Council (CSC), collaborated to have an acquaintance party entitled “Shut Up and Dance Party” at the JRU Quadrangle from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM. The party aims to acquaint the new students while the school year is still fresh.
The event was spearheaded by one of the RAms, Jilbi Alverne. Mr. Alverne was the master of the ceremony and opened the event with energetic remarks, by welcoming the frosh and the Rizalian attendees. Mr. Alverne announced the things to be expected during the party.
Before the party started, the officer-in-charge of the CSC, Rein Victor Terrora, divided the team into 4 groups: a group stationed at the entrance area for the body inspections and bag inspections, and also, to arrange the flow of the students at the main gate area. Water bottles, cigarette lighters, and sharp objects were confiscated for the safety of the attendees; a group stationed at the upper quadrangle to monitor the flow of the students near the small gate to avoid party crashers; a group stationed in the middle of the quadrangle, to engage with the audience and to encourage the students to have fun and participate the activities; and a group stationed at the CSC office to secure the personal belongings of the special guests.
During the program, Mr. Alverne announced that there are mock-tails available behind the gazebos and that the attendees can get their food at the upper quadrangle. Mr. Alverne also conducted party activities for the attendees. Some of them participated; even the exchange students from Vietnam participated actively and had fun. The main party was commenced when Mr. Alverne introduced the first DJ. Music was played loudly and the students, who attended the party, enjoyed the ambiance. Throughout the party, three DJs have played music with their different signature sounds to increase the hype of the party.
After the party, the CSC officers evaluated the event at the CSC office by doing Strengths and Weaknesses analysis. Collectively, the officers think that the event was a success due to the excitement and feedback that came from the attendees.