Get in line tonight if you’re one of the many seeking tickets to the 68th Annual Boar’s Head Dinner. In past years, students have stood in line for hours to acquire a ticket to the famed UR tradition that is always worth the wait.
“Just as D-Day serves the function of uniting the student body at the end of the spring semester, the Boar’s Head commemorates the passing of the fall semester,” Boar’s Head Dinner co-chair and senior Flint Spitler said.
Started by the Men’s College on the newly built River Campus, Boar’s Head transforms Douglass Dining Center each year with medieval dcor such as torches, shields, candles and wreaths. The University President and Provost even attend in royal garb, sporting torches as they proceed to their table. Entertainment at the event includes performances from the University Choir, who introduce each course of the meal with a song, the Strong Jugglers and the University Brass Quartet.
Highlighting the meal is the telling of the history of the Boar’s Head Dinner tradition by an honored faculty member.
The Boar’s Head Processional, also a yearly tradition, is when an actual boar’s head is passed from one student group to another. This year, the Pride Network will pass the coveted award to the student organization they feel has done the most for student life at UR this year.
Tickets are $15 and are available at Douglass Dining Center at 8:30 p.m. for seniors and 9:30 p.m. for all others. The dinner starts on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.