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Smith School Hosts Annual Monte Carlo Night

Feb 18, 2012


Mark your calendars for the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ largest party of the year: Monte Carlo Night.

1Join us on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a night of non-stop fun. This year everything is bigger and better, with live music, LED gaming tables, a larger room, extra bars, and an after party with drink specials. The party starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until midnight.

Monte Carlo Night began as a fundraising event in 2002. It was established by MBA students to raise money for a scholarship fund in honor of Michael Scott Lamana and Eric Cranford, Smith school part-time MBA students who were victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

“Over the past decade, Monte Carlo Night has grown into a signature event for the Smith community, bringing together students from the full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs, alumni, faculty, and staff,” said Cara Weikel, second-year Smith MBA student and president of the MBA Association.

“With close to 1,000 participants last year, many consider Monte Carlo Night as the ‘must-attend event’ for the Smith community – and this year is no 2exception! To accommodate the increased scale of the event, this Monte Carlo Night will be bigger and better than ever. You won’t want to miss this fabulous night of gaming, dancing and fun with your colleagues and friends. We hope you will join us.”

Highlights this year include:

  • Larger venue including 50 percent more space
  • Extra bars and bartenders
  • Live music from NYX Entertainment
  • LED gaming tables
  • After party with drink specials

Event Details

Where Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 (walking distance from the Smithsonian stop on the blue/orange line)
When Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Tickets $70 for alumni and alumni guest tickets. Admission includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts all night, plus chips for gaming tables.
Where to Stay Rooms are available at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel for the special price of $99 dollars. Call 1-800-635-5065 and ask for the UMD Monte Carlo block to receive the group rate.
Details Upon arrival, enjoy a cocktail hour with signature drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres. Gaming tables open at 8:30 p.m. and close at 11:30 p.m. Gaming winners will be announced just before midnight.

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty masters, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.