Ready to celebrate the end of the academic year? Carolina will once again be abuzz with festivities for Last Day of Classes (LDOC) celebrations on April 27.
Games, food, films, giveaways and outdoor recreation are part of this year’s LDOC fun-filled lineup for Carolina students. Bring your One Card to ensure access to all events!
And if you’re a student, please help improve future LDOC celebrations by taking a short survey!
New events are being added on Heel Life! Here are just a few highlights:
- CUAB’s LDOC Candyland Carnival in The Pit
- Come celebrate LDOC with CUAB from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in The Pit and Gift Plaza! Students can enjoy free food, inflatable games, street-sign making, tie-dyeing, prizes, and much more!
- LDOC at the CGA (Carolina Gaming Arena)
- 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Insomnia cookies and pizza plus online gaming!
- RHA’s Stress Less Fest
- 2 p.m. -4 p.m. at the Morrison Basketball Court and Art Studio. RHA is ready to craft the stress away at the Morrison Art Studio!
- LDOC S.N.A.C.K.S. Pack Giveaway
- CUAB, hha! and Student Wellness are supplying Sleep Kits for pick-up at the CUAB Front Desk! Kits include: eye masks, earplugs, sleepytime tea bag, sanitizer, lavender wipes, stickers, and info on sleep hygiene inside a nifty pencil pouch. There is also a chance to enter a raffle for a JBL speaker if you fill out the survey to let us know your feedback.
- Carolina After Dark: Movie and Activities Night
- 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Belltower Amphitheater. Calling All Students! Carolina After Dark is hosting a late night LDOC event and private movie showing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Come enjoy yard games, food, a Photo Booth, and succulent terrarium workshops to celebrate the end of the semester!
For a full list of LDOC events visit Heellife
Taking Care of Tar Heels
Make a plan:
- Before LDOC, talk with your friends about getting to and from events safely, how you will get around and how you will get home, and how you will keep tabs on each other throughout the night so no one gets left behind.
- Account for all people in your group of friends when you go out and when you head home. Staying with friends throughout the night will help ensure that everyone is safe and having a good time!
- Offer to watch your friends’ drinks (alcoholic or not) when they leave the table.
Make it a night to remember:
- Drink water!
- Consider your comfort and risk level based on COVID-19.
- Talk to your friends about risk reduction strategies if they are planning to drink. Some common strategies among UNC students are: eating before drinking, avoiding shots, alternating alcoholic drinks with water, setting a pacing limit (e.g. 1 drink per hour), or an overall drink limit for the night. For more ideas, check out this blog post.
Ask for Help:
- If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, find one of the many uniformed police officers that will be on hand for the event. Their main goal is to keep everyone safe. If you can’t find someone in person, call 911. If someone is experiencing signs of alcohol poisoning or other injuries, call 911 for medical help.
- If you see a potentially violent (physical or sexual) situation, call 911 for help!
- Keep in mind NC’s Good Samaritan Law: If you seek medical help on behalf of someone with alcohol poisoning, you will be exempt from certain underage alcohol possession charges. In other words, they cannot ticket you with underage possession or consumption of alcohol if you are seeking medical attention on behalf of someone who may have alcohol poisoning.
- When things don’t go as planned, contact other resources that night or the next day for support for yourself or your friends.
No matter how you celebrate your accomplishments at the end of the academic year, take time to reflect on the year, center your wellbeing, and support your fellow Tar Heels .
Check out this healthy heels post for more resources to wind down this semester.