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Prom Prep

Checking Into Prom

What to expect besides an amazing night of fun!

Dance Contest 2017

Lining Up

The check-in line starts on the 2nd floor of the Embassy Suites hotel. Some students arrive as early as 3:00 pm to start lining up. Beginning at 4:00 pm, prom staff will be there to help you find the end of the line when you arrive. Sorry, due to space constraints, only ticketed students will be allowed on the 2nd floor from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Professional Photos

From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, you may choose to step out of line and get your professional photo taken before you check-in for prom. You will be able to get right back in line after your photo is taken.

Prom Check-In Begins at 5:30 pm
Dress Check

Dress Check will be conducted on the 2nd floor of the hotel. When you pass dress check, you'll get a hand stamp that you must show before checking into prom. Read the Ladies' Dress Code and the Men's Dress Code.

Bag Check

Our Sentinel Team will be checking out the stuff in your bag before you get into prom, so make sure you read, "What to Leave at Home" below.

What To Bring
  • Comfortable shoes for dancing.
  • Smartphone to use all night for check-in, games, survey, map of prom and more on The Gala App.
  • Dollars for purchasing "extra" trinkets, sodas, and ice cream at the Gift Shop and Ballroom Concessions (The first two items are free by using your tokens).
  • If you will be in the dance contest, you may bring a change of clothes for the contest. Ladies should plan to wear bike shorts under their dresses.
  • NEW FOR 2018! Instant Pics. Get your picture taken with a 1927 Pickup Truck and some friends. We'll print the photo immediately for you to take home. $10 per print. Cash, check or credit card.
  • Professional Photo Packages can be purchased on prom night if you did not pre-purchase. $25, $35 and $50 packages are available. Cash, check, or credit card.
What to Leave at Home
  • Weapons
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco and vaping paraphernalia
  • Illegal drugs or prescription drugs for which you do not have a prescription
Show Us Your Ticket!

It's time to pull out your smartphone and show us your ticket! If you don't have The Gala App on your phone yet, get it now.

If you don't have a smartphone, no worries. You'll be able to check-in by just giving us your name. We'll have your personal itinerary card, map, poll questions, and games all on paper so you'll be able to participate in all the prom activities.

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The Gala Ends at 1:00 am