The turnout was great.We expected roughly 150 students, and at least 150 showed up, which was good due to room size. The room was full with students eager for free food and relaxing with friends. The Insomnia cookies were a hit, as were the tea, crackers and cheese. Stressbuster back rubs were very popular as well.
We encountered a few problems including the length of the speaker. In general students felt awkward to enter during the actual speech, thus stagnating our numbers until after she left. She was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, however the presentation could have been shorter and much for effective.
We received many positive comments and helpful feedback from this event. Students seemed to thoroughly enjoy hanging out, eating free cookies and receiving back rubs.
Expected Attendance: ~150
Actual Attendance: At least 150
Hours Spent Planning: 12 hours (meetings, emails, and set-up)
Breakdown of Costs:
1) Snacks and Tea = $122.42
2) Insomnia Cookies = $240
3) AV cost = $34
ESC’16 Co-Sponsorship +$100
Total: $296.42, or $1.98 per person.