Rooftop Party Kicks Off Summer at CEU

July 5, 2019

More than 150 students and alumni packed the CEU rooftop for a fun, pre-graduation end-of-year chillout party on Friday, June 21. Attendees – many fresh from thesis defence – enjoyed drinks, live music, quiz and quality time with friends and classmates on the year’s first night of summer. SEE PHOTOS.

CEU alumnus and benefactor Konstantin Kurganov (LEGS ’94) stopped by to say hello, and to inspect the 15 newly-arrived bean bag chairs he bought for the rooftop Kharkiv Terrace. Named after Konstantin’s home town in Ukraine, the Kharkiv Terrace was dedicated in 2017 to honor his generous financial support of CEU.

A unique example of in-kind alumni giving, the bean bags are intended to make the Kharkiv Terrace more inviting and comfortable for students and alumni. 

The party also included live music from student duo Mijat Kostić (NATI ’19) and Stefan Mihajlovic (MATH PhD) - who rocked Beatles covers, with the odd anti-fascist anthem thrown in - and a DJ set from Alumni Scholarship Recipient Rebeca Marques Rocha (SPP ’20, Brazil). A CEU-themed quiz, with CEU-branded prizes, was emceed by graduate and Alumni Relations Assistant Bruno Hasa (SPP ’19)

Huge thanks to Konstantin and to everyone who showed up and made this a great night!