Dillo Day wristband distribution set to begin Wednesday

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

Registration is now open for Dillo Day, and distribution of wristbands will begin on Wednesday.

This year, for the first time, Mayfest is requiring all festival attendees to wear wristbands in order to enter the Lakefill. Northwestern students, faculty, staff, alumni and Evanston residents can register at dillo.mine.nu.

After registering online, students will be able to pick up wristbands from Mayfest representatives. Wristband distribution will begin Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Norris University Center and will continue every weekday through May 31, the day of Dillo Day.

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Wristbands are free until Dillo Day. On the day of the festival, wristbands will cost $5 for students and $7 for faculty, staff, Evanston residents and all guests. Mayfest spokesman Ian Robinson, a Medill junior, said the fee will incentivize people to pick up wristbands prior to the festival.

Here’s what you need to know regarding the new entrance policies.

Q: Who needs a wristband for Dillo Day?

A: All festival attendees, including NU students, faculty and staff, Evanston residents and alumni. In order to receive a wristband, attendees must register online. Dillo Day is closed to the general public.

Q: How do I register for Dillo Day?

 A: Visit dillo.mine.nu.

Q: Where can I pick up a wristband?

 A: Wristbands can be picked up at Norris University Center every weekday until Dillo Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Monday when times will vary. On select days, students can also pick up wristbands in Sargent Hall. There are different pick-up times for faculty, staff, alumni and Evanston residents.

Q: Are wristbands guaranteed for everyone?

 A: No. Wristbands are reserved for all undergraduate students. Wristbands are on a first-come, first-serve basis for faculty, Evanston residents and guests. Online registration does not guarantee attendance. Individuals are only guaranteed attendance after picking up a wristband.

Undergraduate students must pick up their wristbands during scheduled distribution times. Students will not be able to pick up a wristband after 12 p.m. on Dillo Day. Distribution times are posted on the Dillo Day website.

Mayfest officials recommend students register guests early while wristbands are still available. The number of wristbands is limited to how many people can fit on the Lakefill.

Q: How many guests can I bring?

A: Undergraduate students can register up to two guests. Graduate students and alumni can register one guest. Faculty, staff and Evanston residents can register up to four guests.

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