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Even though “The Cardinal and Colbert” bracelet handout didn’t begin until 8 a.m. this morning, campus security reported that at Rose Hill, some students began lining up the night before with pillows, and spent the night in wait.

By 8 a.m. the line stretched from the McGinley Center to the Fordham Prep path toward The Fordham Prep Gate (Line photo by Fordham student Emily Featherston.)

In the lobby at Lowenstein, Dorothy Wenzel, director of Lincoln Center student leadership and community development, said that the staff gave out 250 bracelets in just over a half hour, starting around 8 a.m., servicing a line that stretched down the hallway towards the McMahon residence.

By noon, all of the bracelets on all three campuses had been handed out.

Those students, faculty and staff who did not receive a bracelet can watch the event in simulcast at Keating Hall, in either Keating First or Keating Third, on the Rose Hill campus. Doors open on Friday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. and, like the bracelets, the seats are first come, first serve.