May Ball 2013

Dear Student,

I’m Tom Urbanski, I am the president of the 2013 Hughes Hall May Ball committee and I’d like to welcome you to Hughes Hall. I’m sure you’ll have a productive and enjoyable time here which will leave you with many fond memories.

If you’re new to Cambridge, you’re probably wondering what a May Ball is? A May Ball is an extravagant celebration which takes place at the end of each academic year to mark the end of exams. The ball starts mid-evening and runs throughout the night, with guests enjoying copious amounts of food, entertainment and, of course, alcohol. The night culminates in a “survivors’ photograph” being taken, which is available for students to purchase. Overall, the May Ball provides an opportunity for people to relax and enjoy themselves after a tough academic year and celebrate together as a college for the last time before the summer.

The May Ball is organised and run by current students of Hughes Hall. Applications for positions on the committee will open on the 30th September. We will be present at the Hughes Hall Societies’ fair and encourage you to come and visit our table and ask us any questions you may have.

A list of positions available on the committee can be found on our website at

Again, welcome to Hughes and I look forward to meeting you all in September and October.



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