About The Ball
This year marks the 36th anniversary of the nationally-renowned Middlemarch Ball. Middlemarch began as a simple theme party hosted by the four undergraduate managers of O'Connell House. Over the years it has evolved into one of the top college parties in the country.
What is so good about Middlemarch you ask? Well, for one thing, it is entirely run by students. The creativity runs rampant throughout the committee and will astound anyone. Another thing that makes Middlemarch such a great tradition is how exclusive it really is. Only a few lucky students gain admission, and the excitement it generates is unparalled. Whether it was the 20 foot chocolate waterfall from Willy Wonka, or the tilted floors of the sinking Titanic, Middlemarch is and will continue to be the best party BC sees all year!
Part of the allure is the fact that one cannot simply show up at the door the night of the event and waltz in. The venue is temporarily transformed into a new reality. Only a lucky and diligent handfull of BC students can gain admission. Those with a magic ticket come dressed in the theme of the night, and find the venue equally adorned.
Middlemarch is a blast. It is a tradition. It is a legend which far outshines any words used to describe it, and it gets better every year. Middlemarch will amaze, astound, and leave you wanting more.
At one point in Boston College's history, the dance was moved off campus and subsquently shut down for a few year. Read more about this in The Boston College Chronical.