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. With live music by popular, nationally known artists, Slope Day continues to grow and change with the times.

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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.

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