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Winter Ball FAQs

Section One - TICKETS

Any student within the "Jefferson Schools” including the Jefferson School of Health Professions, Jefferson School of Nursing, Jefferson School of Pharmacy, and Jefferson School of Population Health. 

Students in the Jefferson Schools may purchase one ticket for themselves and up to one additional ticket for a guest.  Students may also purchase tickets for other Jefferson Schools students that are not able to come to our office - to do so they must provide us with the student’s full name and we must verify their Jefferson student status. 

No, but they need to enter the event with you and you are responsible for them.

Please mail a check to the Office of Student Life (130 S. 9th Street, Suite 1120, Philadelphia, PA 19107) and include your full name, campus key, academic program, and the mailing address you want the ticket(s) sent to.  The date the envelope is postmarked will determine the ticket price.  You cannot reserve a ticket ahead of time and then submit payment.

Tickets are on sale from December 1st through December 31st for the discount price of $20/ticket.  Beginning January 1st ticket prices will increase.  If available, tickets will be sold until one week prior to the event.

PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS TO THIS EVENT USUALLY SELL OUT EARLY, SO PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO GUARANTEE AVAILABILITY.

We accept cash or checks.  Please make checks payable to Thomas Jefferson University.

Unfortunately, we are NOT able to accept credit cards.

The Office of Student Life maintains a record of all tickets purchased.  Please contact the Office of Student Life at StudentLife@jefferson.edu prior to the event and we can provide you with your ticket number(s) which will allow you entry to the event.

The Office of Student Life does NOT issue refunds of any kind.  If you find that you are no longer able to attend the event for any reason, you are welcome to sell your ticket(s).  However, please keep in mind that The Office of Student Life needs to have a Jefferson Schools studentname matched up to each ticket number. 

If you sell your ticket, you MUST provide our office with the full name of the individual that you sold it to and their Jefferson email address.  You may do so simply by emailing StudentLife@jefferson.edu and listing your ticket number(s) and the purchaser’s name and Jefferson email.  Please ensure that you update our office with this information or it may prevent the person who purchased your ticket(s) from actually entering the event.

Section Two - PREPARING FOR THE EVENT

The Winter Ball is taking place in the Crystal Tea Room which is located in the Wanamaker Building (Macy’s) near Chestnut and 13th Street.  You will need to enter the building from the Juniper Street entrance (Juniper Street is located off of Chestnut Street between 13th and Broad).  Once you enter the building lobby, you will proceed up the escalators to the Mezzanine level. 

Parking is available at an onsite garage, accessible from 13th Street or Juniper Street.  If you park in the onsite garage, you should park in the area labeled as “south” to be closest to the elevators that will take you up to the Mezzanine checkpoint.  When on the elevators you will hit the button labeled “L” to go to the Mezzanine Lobby. 

You may also wish to consider going to Jefferson’s Commuter Services Office in the Bookstore to purchase a discount parking pass for one of the nearby garages (such as the Hamilton garage).  Please note that we do not provide parking or cover any related expenses. 

Your must bring your ticket and Jefferson ID badge.  If you are bringing a guest, they must enter with you.

The dress code is semi-formal – dresses, shirts with ties (similar to a cocktail party or high school prom).  No jeans are permitted.  Feel free to refer to past pictures for reference.  Please note that this is a school sponsored event so we request that you use good judgment in selecting attire that is appropriate.

Section Three - AT THE EVENT

We will be having a DJ play dance music, and there is a large dance floor. 

We will also be doing door prizes during the first hour of the event (every “xth” person will win one).  The door prizes will be gift cards to businesses in the area such as Starbucks, Jimmy John’s, Walgreens, etc. 

We also expect to have a photo booth at the event.

We anticipate that there will be photography at the event in the form of a photo booth.  There are no additional charges to students for use of the photo booth or for any printed pictures. 

You should plan to arrive about 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.  Dinner will be served from 7:00pm-8:30pm and we will also have door prizes during the first hour of the event.

There will be a complimentary coat check available.  However, your purse and personal items should remain with you.

No, we do not accept table reservations.  There is sufficient seating for all in attendance.  Dining tables are located all on one level.  Tables generally seat between 8-12 people.  If you have a specific table preference or want to get a table for a large group, it is suggested that you arrive by the time we open the doors to the event (7:00pm).

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There will be a cash bar at the event.  Pricing is determined by the Crystal Tea Room, and is generally $7 for beer, wine, and standard mixed drinks, and $9 for specialty cocktails.  

No alcohol may be brought into the event.

Anyone visibly intoxicated will not be allowed entry to the event and will be asked to leave the event.  There will be security present.