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Social Events

Throughout the academic year, the Classics department hosts a number of social events aimed at building a strong sense of community among faculty, students, and staff members.

In addition to several informal gatherings, in February Classics hosts Lupercarnivalia, a hybrid take on the Roman festival of the Lupercalia, a purification of the city through ritual and feasting, and the modern European Carnevale (Lupercalia/Carnival). Attendees dress in their Greek and Roman-themed costumes, eat decadent desserts like King Cake and paczki, and groove to Zydeco, Cajun, and New Orleans jazz.In June, the Classics community gathers on the campus lakefill for the annual Lambroast where students, staff, faculty and their families celebrate the end of the academic year and the Joseph Clyde Murley Award winners.

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