Spring Fling headliner Ben Harper is not scheduled to arrive until 5 p.m. Sunday, but Old Campus will be teeming with thousands of inebriated, sun-seeking Yalies well before then.

This year, the Spring Fling fun goes up on Old Campus at 11:30 a.m. Unlike in previous years, Yale IDs will not be required for admission. The event is open to students, community members and alumni lingering on campus after the Tercentennial celebration.

A hired security force will check for alcohol at all Old Campus gates.



1-8 p.m “Britney will be there … and so will you!” Men’s and women’s teams from each college will participate in Delta Kapla Epsilon’s (DKE) storied Tang Cup competition on Lake Place behind Payne Whitney Gymnasium.


11:30 a.m. Rides up and running on Old Campus. Enjoy Moonbounce, a climbing wall, a bungee run, an obstacle course, a boxing ring, a giant slide and a pie toss courtesy of the brothers of Sigma Chi.

12:30 p.m. Yale Dining Services begins serving food until 3 p.m. on Old Campus. (In the event of rain, food will move inside to Commons.)

12:45 p.m. Student groups will perform on secondary stage. Come see Milo, Nuts in Your Mouth and Battle of the Bands winner Full Service.

5 p.m. Ben Harper scheduled to begin playing.