With Easter weekend over and finals looming, students are gearing up to swap Peeps with parties, worksheets with water slides and schedules with summer plans.
That’s right, it’s the last day of class, also known as LDOC. The student-created holiday signals the first taste of summer and a life free of CHEM 101 (or whichever class students were riding the struggle bus to every day), which garners possibly more campus-wide fanfare than any University-mandated holiday ever could.
Not without cause, though: the last day of classes elicits a firestorm of emotions, ranging from happiness and relief to sadness and pre-nostalgia for the end of a memory-filled school year. Who doesn’t need a little emotional catharsis before finals? No matter how many stressful all-nighters or party droughts the year has brought, students can rely on this final celebration without fail, making LDOC festivities a staple of undergraduate life at Carolina.
So why only celebrate the last day? What about the whole weekend?
To make sure LDOC doesn’t end on Friday, the Galore Store is hosting a music festival called BASH! on Saturday featuring local artists and bands. Six musical acts will perform while LDOC celebrators enjoy music, food trucks and interactive screen printing booths. All the proceeds will go directly to student artists.