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Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Hockey Dedication!

Chad Rossi on Friday, 02 April 2010. Posted in Athletics

So hockey tickets went on sale for the big game against Wisconsin in Denver yesterday, the 1st, at seven in the morning. I definitely wanted to be one of the first in line so I heard about a few people that were going in line that night so I thought I would do the same thing. I got to the box office around 11:30 on Wednesday night, the 31st, and what I thought would be about 10 or 15 people in front of me ended up being about 70 or 80 people. I guess a lot of people also got the memo of the box office sleepover. RIT had 600 tickets for the game but there were only three buses that were heading to Denver and I needed to be on one of those buses! More and more people were getting in line and at about one in the morning, someone counted about 200 people in line. I had my laptop, and a bunch of snacks to keep myself busy while in line and luckily, RIT has Wi-Fi all over campus so I was able to keep my facebook up to date. There were news stations coming in and out, talking to people in line and at about 5:30, I think there were a total of five different news stations that were at the box office.

Finally, 6:50 came around and they opened the box office windows. There were about 80 people in front of and I had class at 8am, so I was thinking I would be fine by that time but at ten of eight, they had only processed 25 transactions and I had a test in that class I needed to be at. I was with two friends of mine and I asked them to hold my spot while I ran to class. I sat down and started my test but I had such a hard time focusing because I knew that I would be cutting it close.

At 9 o’clock I finished the test. I looked at my phone and had three text messages telling me to hurry up because they were getting closer and closer to the front. I started to sprint back to the box office and as I got back, my friends were next in line and I was so relieved I made it right on time. I got my tickets for the semi final game and the championship game and the spot on the bus! Even though I got no sleep the whole night and I had a full day of classes and work on that day, I know it will be worth it come game day!!!

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