Reading Days are two designated days following Tenth Week (usually a Thursday and Friday) used to prepare for finals. They are sometimes referred to by students as "Dead Days." However, for most students, the phrase "Reading Days" is apt, and this activity is intermingled with work on final papers and final projects.
History of Reading Days
There are currently two reading days, but there were more of them at some times in the past and fewer at other times. In the 1960s and '70s, there was only one "dead day" before exams began.
During the Reading Days, there are often fun shows and other events intended to break up the monotony of study. Each term, the Libe hosts shows by Cujokra, Exit 69, The Knights, The Knightingales and other groups, usually on the last evening before Finals. These shows take place on the 4th floor, but can often be heard on the lower floors as well, providing much cheer.