Sport & Social

The Ultimate Guide to Grad-Crashing 2013


Carly Androschuk (3L) @gradcrasher2012

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I know what you’re probably thinking, you don’t want to be “that guy” – the one that shows up, dressed to the nines, sparkly flask in pocket/purse (@Candice Kinal), ready to party and then all of a sudden realize, “shit, I’m the only 1L/2L here.” Well guess what, if that ends up being the case and you really are the only one (don’t worry – you won’t be), the 3Ls are going to just love you even more than they already do. You’re clearly awesome.

I’m not ashamed to say that I crashed grad last year – it was a blast! My suggestion is that you make an evening of it. Do you need a date in order to attend? Absolutely not! I, for one, had two smokin’ hot dates when I crashed – a beautiful blonde and ravishing brunette – but we can’t all be that blessed. While the grads did the dinner thing with family and friends, Jackie Anderson, Jenna Carpenter, and I had a very lovely little pre-party at my place, complete with pasta, candlelight, music, and some nice vino. The fact that the pasta consisted of Olivieri and the music was Shaw on Demand’s “Maximum Party” is completely beside the point. The pre-party set the tone nicely for the crazy night to follow. We headed off to the party like giddy eleventh graders about to sneak into prom.

When we got to the party it proved to be every bit as good as we had imagined. We danced all night, did shots (shots, shots, shots), got absolutely Larter’ed with the one and only (@Larter), and said a proper goodbye to all our beloved 3L friends who were about to head helplessly into the trenches of articling.

I realize that there are a lot of “reasons” (and by reasons I mean excuses) why you might say you can’t make it: “finals are coming up” or “this paper isn’t going to write itself.” The time to panic is not now though people – the time to panic is later! Leave the worrying for mid-April. The 3Ls are here for a good time, not a long time. Give them the send off they deserve!

The most important thing to remember is that when the third years tell you that they want you at grad they mean it. We’re not just being nice – I’m not that nice. Our graduation party isn’t going to be a true celebration without all of our law school friends – and that includes the amazing first and second years who have made this wild ride the experience of a lifetime! Plus, a party just isn’t a party with an empty dance floor. So get your dancing shoes on, put a little elbow grease into that hair and make-up, and come and wow us with your slick moves and drinking prowess on the 23rd. See you there!