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Twice a year, undergraduates pack McCosh Courtyard to cheer on fellow students running to meet the deadline for written coursework. Read more.


Video Closed Captions

John Monagle:
I'm here in front of McCosh Hall, and today
it's Dean's Date, the semester's final deadline

John Monagle:
for the submission of all written work. It
may look quiet now, but by this afternoon

John Monagle:
you'll be seeing students running everywhere,
trying to make that 5 p.m. deadline.

John Monagle:
You'll also see a huge party.

Band leader:
Now, here we go. One, two. One, two, three, four.

[Princeton University Band music]

Shreya Murthy:
So I think it's really good that

Shreya Murthy:
Princeton does have something like this.
It's a great stress relief.

Shreya Murthy:
I just turned in my assignments and now I get to
come here and get free food and really just relax.

Shreya Murthy:
I really like that they do this. It's
really considerate.

Zach Zimmerman:
We're on the scene live at Dean's Date 2010
Princeton University. Who am I talking to?

Bethy Atkins:
Bethy.

Zach Zimmerman:
Talk to me about how many pages you are pulling.

Bethy Atkins:
I actually only had one essay due today, which
is surprising because I'm an English major.

Bethy Atkins:
I finished it around 2 p.m. and got to relax
for a while.

Zach Zimmerman:
Did you stay up all night?

Bethy Atkins:
No.

Zach Zimmerman:
What?!

Bethy Atkins:
I know, I know. It was the first time. It's crazy.

Zach Zimmerman:
What? No! We're done with you.

Zach Zimmerman:
Please tell me you had some pages due.

Michael Gunter:
Art historian -- I had 18 pages due.

Zach Zimmerman:
I love it. I love it.

Michael Gunter:
I don't love it. But I turned it in already.

Zach Zimmerman:
Have you ever had to run with a paper?

Neil Mathur:
Sophomore year, second semester, I had to
run with two papers actually. That was a very

Neil Mathur:
close call.

Shreya Murthy:
Yeah, actually for moral support, I ran with my friend.

Jonathan Schwartz:
I have never run with a paper. I mean, only
just to get it off my hands four hours before

Jonathan Schwartz:
the deadline, but I've never been cutting it that close
to run with a paper. I think it's great that

Jonathan Schwartz:
Princeton puts up a little party. We get some
popcorn. There's ice cream.

Jonathan Schwartz:
This is a really great way

Jonathan Schwartz:
for the administration to give back to the
students and say, "We care about you, and

Jonathan Schwartz:
we are there for you."

[singing "Old Nassau"]

[music]

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