With the Bryce Jordan Center at capacity off and on for the last five hours, hundreds of students, family members and others still wait outside in hopes of partaking in THON 2013.
Now, about every 20 minutes, cheers break the chilled air outside when a few dozen people are being let in, though this has not been a science.
A Penn State Police officer, one of the two on duty at the BJC as of 7 p.m., said they are basically "eye-balling" the amount of people to let in as other people exit. More officers were on their way to attend to the situation outside, she said.
The Penn State Police officer on duty, who would not provide her name, stopped several students from cutting in the line that stretches all the way to Beaver Stadium. Each time more people were allowed in, she stood outside eying the crowd, making sure nobody cut in front. She even had to physically throw one woman out of line when the woman resisted and tried to make a break for the door.
The officer said she "wouldn't stand for that."
Another time, she witnessed a girl in the distance cut in line to join some friends and then went over to ask her to step out of line.
The police officer said she doesn't remember anything like this in past years and that something to consider for next year would be to have heaters outside. She also said she was looking out for any children or elderly to allow them inside because of the freezing temperatures.
Other than people trying to force their way into the building, the police officer said she hasn't had any other problems, such as drunk individuals trying to enter the building. Last year she arrested one person for that, she said.
An officer at the Penn State Police office said he has not been receiving any calls about THON-related problems.