Do you need to blow off some steam before finals, or are you and your friends looking for something fun to do before going your separate ways? Look no further! There are still plenty of fun activities and events to participate in before the semester ends, so go out with a bang!

ACCSU’s After Hours (April 27)

Do you wish to have a real-life “Pitch Perfect” experience? Attend an a cappella concert! The A Cappella Council of Syracuse University (ACCSU) is hosting After Hours, the final a cappella concert of the semester. All six University a cappella groups will perform, so don’t miss out on an electric night!

OAD: End-of-Year Gala (April 27)

Orange After Dark’s End-of-Year Gala is the perfect way to end your semester. Grab some friends and let loose before finals! Dancing, food and photo opportunities will be offered. There may even be some giveaways where you can win cool prizes!

Block Party and Block Darty (April 28)

Thanks to University Union (UU), this year’s Block Party will host rapper Aminé and singer-songwriter Faye Webster! For the first time ever, UU’s also hosting a Block Darty on the Quad before the main show with live music, food trucks and more. Enjoy a day full of music, food and fun with your peers! You can buy tickets for Block Party on Ticketmaster.

Late Night Ice (April 28-29)

Every Friday and Saturday night from 8-11 p.m., the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion hosts Late Night Ice, open skate nights on both of their ice rinks. Jam out to your favorite music and skate the night away with a date or some friends! Admission and skate rentals are both free, making Late Night Ice a perfect way to have fun without breaking the bank.

Rom Con 2023 (April 29)

Orange Television Network presents Rom Con 2023! This convention seeks to unite all romantic comedy lovers and celebrate all the amazing things about the genre. The event will offer local vendors, film screenings, book signings and speakers. If you’re an enjoyer of romance, comedy and film, this is the perfect event for you!

OAD: Pancake Breakfast (May 1)

Don’t miss out on Orange After Dark’s last event of the semester! This event is designed to ease stress before going into finals, and it’s a great way to reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve been doing. You only need your Syracuse University I.D. for entry; no ticket required!

Final Exams Drum Jams (May 3)

Head to the Quad for an afternoon of drumming to de-stress! Stop by for five minutes or 25 minutes to play or just listen and feel the good vibes. No registration is required and no drumming experience necessary; grab a drum and have a good time!

Star Wars Day Celebration (May 4)

Attention all “Star Wars” fans, this one’s for you! The Barnes Center at The Arch’s Esports Room will be themed for a Star Wars Day celebration and will offer a number of Star Wars-themed experiences to try out. No reservations are required for the special event. All games and experiences offered are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Class of 2023 Launch Party (May 5)

If you’re a senior looking for the perfect way to say goodbye to the campus community, run, don’t walk, to the Class of 2023 Launch Party! There are a variety of unique opportunities offered at this event, including the chance to take a professional headshot, find classmates heading to the same place as you after graduation and enjoy your favorite ’Cuse food and drinks. The Forever Orange Student Alumni Council, Career Services and Alumni Engagement hope to see you there!

We hope you will go to at least one (preferably more!) of these fun end-of-year events offered on campus. Whether you’re a first-year or a senior, leaving campus for the summer is always difficult, so make the most of the time you have left. The Peel wishes you a low-stress finals week and a rejuvenating summer break!

Written By Madison Manczko ’24, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications