The can’t-miss things to do before you leave campus.
All those late nights spent heart-to-heart and pelvis-to-pelvis at Bullwinkles, or rubbing your eyes just trying to keep your focus on your laptop screen at SEL the night before an exam are slowly coming to an end. While I know I’m excited to finally have a simplified schedule without any of my student organizations, classes, or two jobs, there’s a lot about Ohio State I’m going to deeply miss. So here’s a list of all the little things you need to fit into your finals schedule before you cross that stage on May 5.
Senior Bar Crawl | Campus Bars | April 30
This year’s event, like always, will happen on the last day of finals and announced Pursuit as one of their lead sponsors, a Columbus-based suit company that also sponsored last year. Keep up with their Twitter (@OSUSeniorCrawl) and website (http://osuseniorcrawl.com/) for more information about when to pick up t-shirts and what bars are participating as they come out. And remember, “It’s okay for your drink to be water sometimes”.
Spring Concert | Coffey Road Park | April 12
Though the trip from campus is more of a hike than the Shoe or the Schott, OUAB is bringing us another hot spring concert! They’ve been dropping the same hinting video on their Twitter that looks like an old VHS tape highlighting details of college house parties and the inside of concerts in the past, only showing the location and date of the concert in writing.
Spring Football Game| The Shoe | April 13
Seniors, if you didn’t get drunk enough, loud enough, or scarlet enough at the Michigan game, your chance to make all of that up is now. Wear those mud-stained block crop tops and Dad jorts for one last time at this noon game that will unveil some of next year’s most anticipated players and Ryan Day’s coaching style. And hit every frat block you can for the last time.
Graduation Attire | Barnes & Noble | By the end of April
In order to graduate, make sure you’re dressed in “proper academic regalia”, otherwise your parents won’t have anyone to cheer for walking across the Shoe stage come May 5. For shoes, know that you’ll be walking a distance of at least half a mile and up several flights of stairs, so heel-wearers be wary. You can find caps and gowns at all campus bookstores as well as Barnes and Noble. Gowns must be black and full-cut with long-pointed sleeves. Caps are black mortarboard with a colored tassel depending on your college (Find out your college’s colored tassel at http://commencement.osu.edu/for-graduates/academic-costume.html. Fun fact: the specific shade of brown that Fisher College of Business students will need is…drab.)
Bar Traditions and Souvenirs| Campus Bars | Until the last possible second
If you’re the type that chooses to stay in and study over an impromptu night of margaritas with your friends every time, you may want to check out all of Ohio State’s classic bar experiences before it’s too late. Everyone deserves to leave Ohio State with their own colored plastic mug from Out-R-Inn, a thick glass schooner from Chumley’s that will serve best later on as a place to hold spare change, Brother’s Bar and Grill does free t-shirts (and they rotate in style weekly!) to anyone with a BuckID in the bar, and one of Cazuela’s monster margarita glasses. Experience-wise, you need to get to Three’s to order a bold Tidal Wave shot, a rite of passage for any undergraduate buckeye. Fourth Street Bar’s karaoke Wednesdays will fill your heart with all the buckeye love you can only otherwise feel singing “Carmen Ohio” at the end of a good football game. To end the night off perfectly (and I mean not until after midnight, when you’re drunk enough to handle it) you have to go to Bullwinkles. You’re flat-out not allowed to be a part of the sober jokes and drunk appreciation for it until you’ve gone in and stayed until the lights came up at least once. Treat yourself to a cherry bomb and meet someone new on the dancefloor.