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May Day Scheduled for May 3

Posted April 27, 2015
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As finals week approaches and Bryn Mawr students bear down on exams and papers, the College’s traditional May Day celebration urges emergence from the library stacks and the lifting of noses from grindstones with a daylong moratorium on academic activity. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday following […]

May Day 2014 in Pictures

Posted May 8, 2014

From the strawberries and cream in the morning to the evening screening of A Philadelphia Story, May Day 2014 was a huge success. See more than 80 photos from the day in the below slideshow or in this online gallery.

May Day 2013 in Pictures

Posted May 9, 2013
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Sunny skies and seasonal temperatures set the stage for a perfect 2013 May Day. From the strawberries and cream in the morning to the evening screening of A Philadelphia Story, May Day 2013 was a huge success. To see select photos from the day, visit this online gallery. Those interested in reliving the day in […]

May Day 2012: In Photos and Behind the Scenes

Posted May 3, 2012
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Because it is such a valued tradition, expectations of May Day are high, and it takes a well-oiled crew of people to keep May Day running smoothly. “The May Poles don’t go up by themselves, trash cans don’t just appear, sound doesn’t just happen,” says Mary Beth Horvath, director of student activities. “That’s why an event like this is a team effort … Read more»

May Day 2012 Scheduled for Sunday, April 29

Posted April 20, 2012
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As finals week approaches and Bryn Mawr students bear down on exams and papers, the College’s traditional May Day celebration urges emergence from the library stacks and the lifting of noses from grindstones with a daylong moratorium on academic activity. For several years, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration has been held on the Sunday following […]

May Day Celebration in Pictures

Posted May 5, 2011
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A mix of old and new, Bryn Mawr’s May Day celebration is among the College’s most treasured traditions. Below are a few select images from the day. Links to student photos of the day and a thread about how alumnae across the globe celebrated can be found on the College’s Facebook page.

May Day Celebration in Pictures

Posted May 6, 2010
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Warm weather and sunny skies made for a truly “Grand” May Day. The day was photographically captured by Amanda Cegielski ’09. View a slide show of all of Cegielski’s stunning photos from the day on Flickr.

Grand May Day Scheduled for May 2

Posted April 23, 2010
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This year’s May Day celebration will occur on Sunday, May 2. All of the day’s events are free, and most are open to the general public … Read more»

May Day to be celebrated Sunday, May 3

Posted April 29, 2009
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Bryn Mawr College will host its annual May Day activities, a campus tradition since 1900, on Sunday, May 3, from dawn until late evening. Many of the day’s events, including Maypole dancing, hoop race, concerts, plays and colorful Renaissance pageantry, are free and open to the public. The celebration begins at 5:45 a.m., when sophomores […]