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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 […]

Photos of Lantern Night 2014

Posted October 29, 2014
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Since 1906, first- and second-year students have gathered in the Thomas Hall Cloister every fall for Lantern Night. This hallowed tradition signifies the passing of the light of knowledge from one class to another. For more photos from this year’s Lantern Night, visit this online gallery.

Grand May Day Scheduled for May 4, 2014

Posted April 29, 2014
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Students are facing down the last week of Spring semester classes and finals loom, but Mawrters will first seize a cherished opportunity for frolicking and celebration time at this year’s Grand May Day on Sunday, May 4. As a Grand May Day, which occurs only once every four years, the celebration will include special attractions […]

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 […]

Sarah Abbasi ’12: Meet a Mawrter

Posted March 29, 2012

In this week’s “Meet a Mawrter” video, Chicagoan Sarah Abbasi ’12 acknowledges that it took her a while to embrace Bryn Mawr’s traditions–but now she can’t imagine her Bryn Mawr experience without them.

Photos From a Snowy Lantern Night

Posted November 10, 2011

Amelia Lee Zhi Yi ’13 captured some amazing photos of Lantern Night that she’s allowed us to share. As has been the tradition since 1906, the class of 2015 received its lanterns in the Thomas Hall Cloister. Lantern Night marked the first time the Cloister was open to the public since renovation work on Thomas […]

Thomas Cloister To be Open in Time for Lantern Night

Posted September 29, 2011
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When the class of 2015 receives its lanterns on Sunday, Oct. 30, in one of the College’s most cherished traditions, the ceremony, like more than 100 before it, will take place in the Cloister, says Bryn Mawr Engineer Jim McGaffin. The Cloister has been closed since renovation work on Thomas Great Hall began in March […]

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 […]