Quad Time is a timeslot at night after Study Hall during which students can hang out on the quad of their campus. It is also known as Meet Market at some sites and is called Social Time at LMU, Princeton, Seattle, and Siena.
At Lancaster, Quad Time usually involves a voluntary structured activity that usually has something to do with the current Holiday, such as the Thanksgiving Feast. It may also be the Quiz Bowl Finals, Monty Python Madness, the RA talent show (RA Palooza) on last Sunday, or the slideshow on last Wednesday. Many students go into the lounges in Schnader for socialization, or spend time on the Quad playing frisbee, singing, grass orgying, and simply goofing around. In 2010, Quad Time was traditionally ended by Jeff Sachs singing his "Quad Time is Over" rap which goes as follows:
Quad time is over do what'chu gotta do when your RA is gonna go TALK TO YOU!
In 19.1, there was an iconic rainy day in which a bunch of people started dancing while it rained and a genius decided to bring SHAMPOO. People started washing their hair and “Closing Time” was the wettest and messiest it’s ever been.
I know that you all had lots of fun so go to your halls and WALK DON'T RUN!
I know that you all had a fun filled day so go to your dorms and HIT THE HAY!
In 2015, Quad Time was always ended by the song "Closing Time", usually accompanied by RA Audrey singing a CTY version. Closing time, don't forget your night meds, now get off of my quad...
"Closing Time" was also played at the end of every Quad Time in 17.1. It was succeeded by the exchange of:
"RAs: "GO HOME, NOBODY LOVES YOU!" Students: "WE LOVE YOU!" RAs: "TAKE YOUR NIGHT MEDS!" Students: "WHAT ARE NIGHT MEDS?" RAs: "YOU KNOW!" Students: "DRUGS""
This was also done at the end of every afterdance.
At Skidmore, Quad Time is usually devoted to little knots of people talking, Frisbee throwing (in lines, circles, or maybe a game of ultimate), grass orgies, and other things (you guess). At the end of the last Quad Time (3rd Wednesday), the nevermores and nomores go on Case Patio and shout, "GOOD NIGHT, GO HOME, NOBODY LOVES YOU...EXCEPT JON GOOD!" For first sessioners, the dreaded Skidmore Sprinklers (there's two of them) often drenches entire sections of the quad, creating a nuisance for many people and annoying runs to save stray Frisbee from the shower of freaking cold water.
At Carlisle, Poetry Night is held every Thursday during Meet Market. There is almost always a game going on in KW field whether its frisbee, football, or just plain catch. Couples often sit or lay down together on KW field as well. The Upper Quad is always filled with ravers, usually being taught by the Mad Monarch (session 1) / Rave King (session 2). In 17.1, DRL Jack Krentz brought a huge speaker to many Meet Markets which was used to play a mix of Canon and Disney tunes. Ten minutes before the end of Meet Market, the RAs gather to yell, "Malcolm Men, go home!" since the Malcolm building is farther away. At the end, they gather to yell just "Go home!" Meet Market primarily takes place in Upper Quad, Lower Quad, and under the Super Quad Arch. It is common for students to 'take a lap' around the Kline-end of Super Quad if they are heard saying questionable language during Meet Market.
At Baltimore, Quad time is mainly made up of small groups of people talking outside, throwing frisbees or footballs (especially in circles), hanging out inside the dorms, playing cards, and playing other games. Occasionally, impromptu dances are held with the full speaker system and DJ computers and software from the dances. In the last two years, however, it's gotten stricter and everyone has to stay in the same part of the Gentle Slope (up the front near AMR 1) and anyone going more than 20 metres away would be sought out by RA's and dragged back. You weren't allowed to go back to your dorm unless you went back as an entire group.