A St. Patrick’s Day celebration hosted at Trinity Hall had students embracing their inner Irish side Wednesday evening.
The event was open to all students during campus-wide open house hours from 8-11 p.m. Party-goers, many of them clad in green, occupied most of Trinity’s lobby at the event’s peak.
Inside the hall were tables full of food, ranging from a 6-foot sub from Subway to 12 pounds of corned beef with vegetables. Alcoholic beverages were served to people 21 or older.
Party-goers inside played ping-pong or pool, watched the movie “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” or simply hung out in one of the many common spaces.
A bonfire blazed in the middle of the plaza just outside the hall. Meanwhile, Irish music played on audio speakers both inside and outside.
Andrew Kurt, super-senior and business management major, is a second-year resident assistant at Trinity Hall. Kurt cooked the corned beef for the event.
“One of the other RAs, Drew Joy, was planning a St. Patrick’s Day party,” Kurt said. “We opened it up to other people on campus, so we saw residents from pretty much every hall. … It was just an opportunity for people to get together, … have a good time and boost camaraderie.”
Tom Montagno, sophomore theology major, said, “The event at Trinity was very enjoyable because I got to play with some of my friends a game of pool.”