Media Invited to Preview 300-Pound Birthday Cake at Yale

Photographers and reporters are invited to the Yale campus at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 to see University bakers working on the 300-pound birthday cake that is being prepared for Saturday’s campus-wide open house.

The giant, uniquely shaped birthday cake is being prepared in the University bakery, which is adjacent to Woolsey Hall at the corner of Grove and College Streets. Media members are asked to meet in the Woolsey Hall Rotunda.

The cake will be brought to the University’s Hewitt Quadrangle Saturday morning for a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. After the ceremony, which will welcome visitors to Yale’s open house, the cake will be cut, and everyone is invited to enjoy a piece.

Saturday’s open house at Yale, called “Opening Yale 300,” is the launch of Yale’s yearlong celebration of its Tercentennial. The University was founded in Connecticut in 1701.

Opening Yale 300 on October 21 will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Yale’s campus and at the University’s athletic facilities. The public is invited to participate in and enjoy more than 100 activities, performances, talks, exhibits and tours showcasing the arts, sciences, medicine, sports, college life and more. All events are free and there is plenty of free parking.

Information and a schedule for the public is available at:
or by calling 432-0300.

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