The crowd throws around beach balls at 2016 Slope Day.

Slope Day

A special day of music and fun in May

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.

Visit the Slope Day website or Facebook page, or follow the event on Twitter.

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