Blood Ball

The Blood Ball is an annual celebration honoring Mary Ann Blood, who along with Ida Morey Riley, founded Columbia College in 1890. Many students take the occasion to dress up or wear a costume. Mary Blood and Ida Morey costumes, gender bending outfits, tuxes, prom dresses, beehive hairdos, platform shoes, and just about anything could be on display. Food, drink, live music, and impromptu performance typically liven up the night.