Student life in Aarhus is full of festive activities. Both major events, such as the Kapsejladsen boat race 'Contest for the Golden Bedpan' and Denmark's Largest Friday Bar and Sports Day – both in the University Park – and the smaller events at the various educational institutes and faculties makes student life lots of fun. Many of the institutes have Student Revues, grand start-of-term festivals and, of course, Friday afternoon bars.
The Kapsejladsen boat race
With a crowd of some 15,000, the Kapsejladsen is THE biggest social event at Aarhus University – though basically it's "only" a beer relay race in rubber dinghies. The rules are pretty simple. Five members from each of the 12 specially selected festival organizations compete, one at a time, to become the fastest team to row across the University Lake, empty a bottle of beer, run around the bottle ten times, row back across the lake and hand on the baton to the next in line.
Every year, at the start of the academic year, the Student Council at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Sports (AUS) organise Denmark's Largest Friday Bar and Sports Day. It is a gigantic day of sports and celebrations for the students at Aarhus University and other institutions of higher education in Aarhus. This event always takes place on the second Friday of September when the university park will be filled with thousands of students celebrating.