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[Photo Story] The Bryce Jordan Center Prepares For THON

Setting up for what is arguably the Bryce Jordan Center’s biggest weekend is no easy feat. Teams of both students and faculty worked all week to get the BJC ready to hold thousands of students, alumni, and family members. In a few hours all their efforts will come to fruition when Gate A officially opens.

Here’s an inside look at the set up from earlier this week and today.

Employees have worked throughout the week to get the Bryce Jordan Center ready to dance for 46 FTK.
Employees worked throughout the week to get the BJC ready to host everyone for 46 FTK.
THON's 2016 logo is easy seen behind the stage.
THON’s 2016 logo is prominently displayed behind the stage.
The signature Four Diamonds lights and stage were in the works soon after Penn State Men's Basketball upset Iowa on Thursday night.
The signature Four Diamonds lights and stage were in the works soon after Penn State Men’s Basketball upset Iowa on Thursday night.
Students showed up at the Bryce Jordan Center at 5:30 a.m. in order to get things looking their best.
Students showed up at the Bryce Jordan Center at 5:30 a.m. to set up.
An empty Gate A awaits the throngs of spectators who will be lined up in a few short hours.
An empty Gate A awaits the throngs of spectators who will be lined up in a few short hours.
Students clear up the entrance ways before the BJC becomes flooded with people.
Students clear up the entrance before the BJC becomes flooded with people.
New THON merchandise is available for purchase in the BJC.
New THON merchandise is available for purchase in the BJC.
Employees continue to work backstage as THON quickly approaches.
The black backdrop behind the stage was replaced with this so hopefully people can sit behind the stage.
Committee members work together to set up the "2016" sign.
Committee members work together to hang up the “2016” sign.
Committee members stretch and take a break from setting up.
Committee members stretch and take a break from setting up.

Gate A opens at 4 p.m. The countdown continues!

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