End of Classes Today…Slope Day Tomorrow

The last day of classes is today, which means Cornell’s annual Slope Day is tomorrow, Wednesday.  While Slope Day postdates our time at Cornell, it is a vestige of Spring Day which was started in 1901 as a celebration of the end of winter.  (During our years, we contented ourselves with Spring Weekend, which typically took place in late April and featured a men’s lacrosse game and parties and music off campus.)

Slope Day 2024 features headliner A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, with special guest Flo Rida.  I don’t know about you, but these two artists are not (yet) on my playlist;  I am still listening to T.S.O.P. which topped the Billboard 100 in Spring 1974 and was the theme song for the TV show Soul Train.

Celebrate this year’s Slope Day by sending us your favorite song from our college days.  We’ll include it on our Notable ’74 playlist which we will release to the class on June 5th and play in our Headquarters during Reunion.  Email me at  jhf25@cornell.edu with your selection.

And if you are thinking about coming to Reunion (which we hope is the case), remember that the deadline for the early bird registration discount is next Wednesday, May 15.

Bring on Flo Rida (or New York Stata)!