How to make the most out of the last weeks on campus

7 things to do before school ends

From Block Party to bar crawls and comedy shows, there's plenty to do as school winds down.
Published: April 18, 2019
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With just a few weeks left of the school year, it’s easy to assume that events on and off campus are winding down. But contrary to popular belief, there are still plenty of things to do in the Syracuse area between now and early May, and most of them are wallet-friendly and perfect for study breaks during the final exam period. Here are seven opportunities to make the most of the end of the semester.


Block Party + Mayfest

Mayfest and Block Party, taking place on April 26th, are undoubtedly the main events of the end of the schoolyear. For Block Party in the Carrier Dome, University Union is hosting soul-pop artist Khalid with special guests Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats. Students can get floor tickets for $25 and upper-level general admission tickets for $20. Before the performance, students are welcome to go to Mayfest in Walnut Park, where there will be free food, musical acts, silent disco, and drinks for those 21 and over. Whethan will headline Mayfest with other performances from Saba and singer-songwriter Adult Mom.




SeriousComedy for SeriousFun

Delta Kappa Alpha and the SU Student Association are putting on a night of comedy on April 19 starring Rachel Sennott, a New York University alum who has appeared on the HBO show High Maintenance, and Pat Regan, co-host of the Seek Treatment podcast. There will also be ten student performers contributing to the night of laughs. All proceeds from the night will benefit the SeriousFun Children’s Network.

Syracuse Mets Games

Not all Syracuse alums can say they had the opportunity to see former football player and now-baseball player Tim Tebow show off his athleticism here in Central New York. The Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, started their season in early April, and now that the weather is finally cooperating, there’s no better way to spend the weekend than at NBT Bank Stadium. During Thursday Mets home games, hot dogs, Coca-Cola products, and select souvenirs are just $1.


On April 28, the Thornden Park Amphitheater will be home to the 2019 Earthfest from noon to 4 p.m. The event, presented by SU Students of Sustainability, NYPIRG ESF/SU, and SU Sustainability Management, will have live music, local food, gift stands, games, and more. Earthfest is free and completely open to the public and will be promoting more conscious and sustainable lifestyles.

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Book of Mormon

The hit Broadway show, The Book of Mormon, is playing at the Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse just in time for the end of the semester. It is running from May 7th through May 12th, making it the perfect break from finals week. 

For The Seniors: Cuse Crawl in Armory Square

After taking a year hiatus, the Original Bar Crawl in Syracuse is back on May 3. The crawl is happening all throughout Armory Square and consists of 10 bars and a handful of giveaways for all that participate. The event is expecting about 2,000 crawlers, and everyone that attends is entered to win Buffalo Bills season tickets, a trip for two to Atlantic City, and a swag bag from BSN Sports.