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Students ring in summer with annual May Days celebration

It’s the time of year to gather round the maypole.

Each year, the DU Programs Board (DUPB) puts on a weeklong celebration where students gather for free food, games and music to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer break.

Here’s a rundown of this year’s events:

May 23
May Days will kick off with a pancake brunch and espresso bar at 9:30 a.m. on the Driscoll Lawn.

A community farmer’s market and maypole celebration will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the Driscoll Lawn. The first 250 students to attend will receive a free reusable shopping bag. 

May 24
“Chillin’ on the DU Shore” will include games, tanning and a luau at 11:30a.m. on the Driscoll Lawn.

A 1980s-themed fanny pack fun run — sponsored by DU’s club cross-country team — will take place at 5:30 p.m. on the Carnegie Green in front of Penrose Library. 

May 25
The May Days carnival, which includes a tie-dye station, carnival games, funnel cakes and fresh lemonade, will start at 11:30 a.m. on the Driscoll Lawn.

A sing-along with the movie Grease will be at 8:30 p.m. on the Driscoll Lawn, with ice cream, cotton candy and French fries. 

May 26
May Days will end with a headphone disco, which is a glow-in-the-dark-themed dance party where students will listen to music on headphones. Attendees will be given a pair of two-channel headphones, which they can use to listen to two DJs who will be spinning different types of music. The disco will be at 9 p.m. on the Driscoll Lawn; student ID cards are required for entry.

For more information, visit the DUPB facebook page.

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