Prom Update: Need To Knows

Prom is coming quickly and students still have questions that need to be answered.


Margalit Frank ’24 and Tully Campion ’24 collaborate on a Student Senate poster.

Amelie Donovan and Ily Jensen

City High Prom is coming up on May 6th at Iowa Memorial Union ballroom from 8 pm onwards. New updates to prom this year include an attendance requirement. Students with 15 or more unexcused absences are currently ineligible to buy a ticket. 

“They can’t buy a ticket right now because their names are highlighted on a list, so they have to come talk to me before we sell them a ticket,” Mr. Coleman the Dean of Students said. 

Students that have been emailed by Mr. Coleman can complete lunch detentions and not miss classes until prom in order to be allowed to purchase tickets. 

The cost is $20 per ticket, which includes “A beautifully decorated venue, desserts, and other appetizers” for the theme Midnight Rose Garden. According to Ms. Gibbons, the Head Advisor of Student Senate, Student Senate brainstormed a list of themes and ideas, before coming together and voting for a final theme. 

This year there are new restrictions on guests or date choices. Freshmen will not be allowed to attend prom, even if invited by an upperclassman. Sophomores are also only allowed to go if they are from City High and have been invited. However, juniors and seniors are allowed to bring any other upperclassmen from other schools once approved. 

The turnout this year is expected to be around 500 to 600 students just at the actual Prom Dance, not accounting for the after-party which will be happening at City High from 11 pm to 2:30 am.

“We really hope that this year’s prom has a great turnout and that everyone has fun and enjoys it,” Margalit Frank ‘24, a member of Student Senate said.