Calvert Cotillion is coming up on Thursday, May 7th! Don’t delay. Get your tickets for Calvert Cotillion RIGHT NOW at ter.ps/CalvCot15.
If you’re still not convinced that you should go to, then let us help. First, you should know that Calvert Cotillion is an annual tradition at the University of Maryland that stretches back for decades. The Senior formal was originally a way to tap new members into ODK and celebrate another successful year. It disappeared for a few years in the 70’s and 80’s but returned in the 90’s as an event co-sponsored by ODK and the Senior Class Council.
You don’t have to be a senior to attend if you’re in ODK, though. All members of ODK are invited to attend.
Still not convinced? Here are a few more reasons you should go to Calvert Cotillion:
1. It’s Tradition
Duh! You swam with turtles at Maryland Day. You sang the fight song at football games. You rubbed Testudo’s nose. Now, go celebrate the awesomeness of Maryland at Calvert Cotillion.
2. It’s Fun to Say
Calvert Cotillion on its own is a bit of a mouthful. CalvCot is a lot easier to say and it makes you sound like an insider. Plus, it takes up less space in a hashtag: #CalvCot15
3. The Food
The food at CalvCot (See?! Fun!!) is UM-azing. Don’t know what Crab Salad Tartlette? It’s delicious is what it is! Don’t know how to pronounce “Spanakopita?” Doesn’t matter. It’s great. You’ll love it.
4. You Get to Dress Up
You never get to dress up to hang out on Route One! This is your chance! Wanna wear a tux for the first time in your life? Go for it! Wanna break out a ball gown and get all fancy? Do it! Are you a t-shirt and bolo tie person? Feel free to rock it! No judgment. Do you.
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Have you heard Zimri’s “ODK is the Avengers of Leadership at Maryland” analogy? You should – it’s awesome. He’ll have seen the movie by the time CalvCot rolls around and will have found a way to stretch the analogy to include the expanded cinematic universe. You’ll want to hear it.
Calvert Cotillion is a University of Maryland tradition that dates back to the 1920s. Until 1955, it was used as a way to recognize new ODK initiates. The tradition disappeared for a few years but was brought back in the 1990s as an event that not only honors campus leaders but also serves as an opportunity for the senior class to celebrate their time at Maryland.
ODK works with the Senior Council to continue this treasured event and we hope you’ll join us this year! To reserve your tickets for Calvert Cotillion on May 7th, go to ter.ps/CalvCot15.
All seniors and all members of ODK, regardless of class status, are invited to attend.
Get excited! The annual Senior formal, Calvert Cotillion, is right around the corner! Join us on Thursday, May 1st, from 8:00 p.m. – 12 p.m in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union as we celebrate one of our last throwbacks on campus. It’s #tbt@UMD!
The evening features heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar (bring your ID), dancing, and a live DJ. Semi-formal attire suggested.
All Seniors and ALL current members of ODK (regardless of class standing) are invited. Get your tickets now at ter.ps/CalvCot14.
Here are a few throwbacks from recent years for you to check out: