Student Affairs

Fall Ball

Fall Ball 2015 - #TBT

Join the Law School community for a night of music and festivities.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall
Admission is Free

Enjoy music, dancing, fortune tellers, and more!
Creative costumes encouraged.


Please register by Sunday, October 25th.

Your NYU ID (with a current SOLL Commuter or Residence Hall sticker) AND a valid state-issued photo ID* or passport must be presented at the door.

*Proof of Age is required if you intend to drink alcohol. Drink tickets will only be given to those 21 and over.

Registration website:

Fall Ball Policy Guidelines

The Student Affairs team is excited to announce that one of the most enjoyable social events of the year, Fall Ball, will be held on Thursday, October 29 in Vanderbilt Hall. We are looking forward to seeing you express your creativity with your costumes as you have a relaxing and safe night. Enjoy music, dancing, fortune tellers, and much more!

Timing: This year, the doors to the party will open at 7:30 p.m. and the event will conclude at 11:30 p.m., with bars closing at 11:00 p.m.

Admission: Admission is FREE and includes light snacks and (5) drink tickets for those 21 and older with proper ID. Your NYU ID (with a current SOLL Commuter or Residence Hall sticker) AND a valid state-issued photo ID or passport with proof of age must be presented at the door. Please visit the Office of Student Affairs if you live off-campus and still need your SOLL Commuter sticker. Students will not be admitted without a SOLL Commuter or Residence Hall sticker.

Guest Policy: As a reminder this event is open to NYU Law students only with the limited exception of 200 guests who will be selected by lottery. The Guest Lottery will be advertised via The Docket on Monday, October 19. All potential guests must be signed up for the Lottery by Sunday, October 25. Students with guests selected through the Lottery will then be notified by Monday, October 26, and guest names will be validated at the entrance. Guests must be 18 years of age or older to be admitted. Please note: you are responsible for the actions of your guest.

Attire: This year, your fellow students selected as a theme: “#TBT,” or #ThrowbackThursday. Creative and themed costumes are encouraged!

Please note: you will not be able to enter the building carrying large bags or backpacks. Refrain from bringing any props for your costumes that might pose a danger to others (e.g., baseball bats, hockey sticks, pointy swords, hazardous materials, etc.). Students carrying such items will have them confiscated and in some cases, denied entry.

Vanderbilt Hall Lockers & Coat Check: There will be no access to any of the locker rooms, or the first floor coat check in Vanderbilt Hall during this event. These rooms will be closed beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, and will reopen on Friday, October 30 at 8:30 a.m. There will be a coat check located on the second floor of Vanderbilt Hall for the duration of the event. Please note: the Furman Hall lobby coat check will remain open for regularly scheduled hours.

Library Access: The Law Library will be CLOSED at 7:30 p.m. on October 29, and for the duration of the event. It will reopen for regular hours on October 30.

Alcohol Use: Please be aware that any person appearing to be intoxicated upon arrival will NOT be admitted to the event. You may not bring alcoholic beverages into the event. Students attempting to bring alcohol into the event will have it confiscated and in some cases, denied entry. Please also be aware that bartenders will NOT serve any person who appears intoxicated during the event. Drink tickets are provided to persons age 21 and older with proper ID only.

Room Capacity: Please keep in mind that various event spaces within Vanderbilt Hall, such as Greenberg Lounge, have fire code regulated room capacity limits. When those limits have been reached, students wishing to enter these spaces may be required to wait in line for entry.

Photography Notice: There will be photographers at the event. By entry, you agree to be photographed, and pictures taken may be posted at a later date by the Office of Student Affairs or the Office of Communications.

Your Actions Matter!: Please be mindful that inappropriate behavior at this event may have long term consequences, including potential obstacles to bar admission. We want everyone to have a fun experience and we ask everyone to behave responsibly.

Registration: Please register to attend Fall Ball by visiting:, or click HERE.