Penn State University located in State College, Pennsylvania is notorious for their seemingly bottomless pitcher of school spirit.
After all, students at the University are even tailgating their final exams. Complete with hot dogs and encouraging signs.
This photo from Onward State’s Facebook page has been making the rounds this week:
Stephen Pianovich, pictured above, is graduating this May and masterminded the plan to tailgate a final.
It was on his senior year bucket list.
In an email to Business Insider, he said:
We got some confused looks from people walking and driving by, but nobody from the university or police told us we needed to stop. I guess I should have mentioned that this was a sober event. I think people see the word “tailgate” and think of boozing, but we didn’t want to give anyone a reason to kick us off campus, so we made sure there was no alcohol there.
The crowd varied from about 20-30 people, so it wasn’t too much of a ruckus, but enough to let people know we were tailgating a final. We cheered loudly again when [our friends] Ryan and Shane exited the exam and took a group picture.
I graduate this weekend and all semester my friends and I have been trying to do unique and fun things, and this was just another example of that. Is it going to become a Penn State tradition down the road? I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing that, but who knows? I do know, however, that we made some memories and I’m overjoyed we went through with it.
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