Cabaret Kicks off Exciting Year for Freshmen

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If there’s one thing Seattle University students take seriously, it’s our Redhawk pride.

This past Saturday, September 21, this school pride took center stage during Welcome Week at the Orientation Advisers (OA) Cabaret, an annual event hosted by the OAs. Performed in Campion Ballroom, the Cabaret serves as both a welcome event for the freshman class and a fun way to explain all the important things to know about Seattle U.

The cabaret kicked off with a well-rehearsed dance choreographed to all the latest hit songs. OAs flooded the stage with Redhawk Red shirts and everyone was overflowing with school spirit for this exciting dance. It was followed by a number of creative skits to help acquaint new students to the Seattle U community. These included a scene on getting along with roommates that mimicked the film “Step-Brothers,” and a “Hunger Games” skit that demonstrated the solidarity between different campus communities.

Not-to-be-missed scenes included a dance to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” which included the groovy dance moves of a few of Seattle U’s resident Jesuits. All in all, the night was a fun way to kick off the Class of 2017’s first weekend on campus, and was just the first of many great events planned for the incoming freshman class.

OA Cabaret was just one of the many Welcome Week activities, including Urban Invasion, a trip to Fred Meyer’s to help freshmen learn about school resources and events. All the excitement in Campion Ballroom last Saturday night is almost enough to make me want to be a freshman all over again. Almost.