It’s a day that students love and alumni love to remember. Every May, before the start of final exams, thousands of students gather on Libe Slope for a day of music, fun, and celebration.
Held on the Thursday after the last day of classes in May, Slope Day is Cornell’s largest annual outdoor student gathering. A Cornell tradition for more than 100 years, it started in 1902 when the university declared “Spring Day” a campus-wide holiday.
With live music by popular, nationally known artists, Slope Day continues to grow and change with the times.
You, along with many other Cornellians, can also enjoy Slopefest, a carnival held the same day on Ho Plaza. This non-alcohol based, fun activity area offers food, beverages, and fun activities before, during, and after the main-stage music attractions.