May Day

May 1, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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As the days get warmer and the flowers begin to bloom the time for celebration gets closer and closer. After this long semester, help us celebrate the spring with this year’s May Day tradition. May Day is held in front of Main Hall.

The college held its first official May Day in 1923, making this year the 100th May Day. The celebration is held on May 1 and includes the crowning of the Senior Court and Junior Royalty. During the celebration, poetry is read, songs are sung, and the First Years and Sophomores perform a dance while wrapping the May Day pole. Students who participated in previous years are eligible to be crowned May Queen or May Royalty their junior year. Those who are not crowned will be on the court their senior year. Sophomores who participated last year are also welcome to participate by singing songs and distributing flowers to all those who come.

This year’s celebration is an all-inclusive event and is open to all interested first-years and sophomores, the campus community, and residents of Aurora. In the past these participants have been part of the celebration sharing their special talents with us including singing, reading poetry/short stories, playing instruments, and anything else. If you would like to participate please let us know.

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May 1, 2023 4:30 pm


May 1, 2023 5:30 pm


170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026 United States

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