Students gather for the seventh annual Foam Party and regroup after a trip to the garage

Stacey Pasternak

Following the advice everyone (especially the freshman) had been told since first hearing about the FAU foam party, students could be seen from corner to corner right outside the Student Union wearing either white, neon bathing suits or clothes that they had in the backs of their closets. In other words, something they didn’t mind getting completely and totally ruined.

The party took place at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 and featured DJ Skribble. Admission was free to students. This is the seventh year that FAU has hosted this event. The event’s purpose was essentially to welcome students to the campus and to show them a good time on the weekend before all the real work starts.

“I’m excited because it’s going to be one of the first big events for the freshman class. I’m ready to meet new people and get to know the people I’ll be around for the next four years,” freshman Jomaly Cantu said.

After a 30-minute intermission due to the lightning — where all students evacuated to the garage — the students had a second wind around 11 p.m. and came back for more.

“I liked being around everyone and hanging out with new people,” freshman Kayla Castro said of the experience as a whole. “I also loved getting painted with neon colors.”

Overall — with the unexpected lightning aside — the foam party was a success in its own right, bringing in hundreds of pumped FAU students.

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