Video: 'Student focus: Celebrating Dean's Date'
Posted January 10, 2011; 12:00 p.m.
Twice a year, undergraduates pack McCosh Courtyard to cheer on fellow students running to meet the deadline for written coursework. Read more.
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I'm here in front of McCosh Hall, and today
it's Dean's Date, the semester's final deadline
for the submission of all written work. It
may look quiet now, but by this afternoon
you'll be seeing students running everywhere,
trying to make that 5 p.m. deadline.
You'll also see a huge party.
Now, here we go. One, two. One, two, three, four.
[Princeton University Band music]
So I think it's really good that
Princeton does have something like this.
It's a great stress relief.
I just turned in my assignments and now I get to
come here and get free food and really just relax.
I really like that they do this. It's
We're on the scene live at Dean's Date 2010
Princeton University. Who am I talking to?
Talk to me about how many pages you are pulling.
I actually only had one essay due today, which
is surprising because I'm an English major.
I finished it around 2 p.m. and got to relax
for a while.
Did you stay up all night?
I know, I know. It was the first time. It's crazy.
What? No! We're done with you.
Please tell me you had some pages due.
Art historian -- I had 18 pages due.
I love it. I love it.
I don't love it. But I turned it in already.
Have you ever had to run with a paper?
Sophomore year, second semester, I had to
run with two papers actually. That was a very
Yeah, actually for moral support, I ran with my friend.
I have never run with a paper. I mean, only
just to get it off my hands four hours before
the deadline, but I've never been cutting it that close
to run with a paper. I think it's great that
Princeton puts up a little party. We get some
popcorn. There's ice cream.
This is a really great way
for the administration to give back to the
students and say, "We care about you, and
we are there for you."
[singing "Old Nassau"]