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Senior Week (also known as Beach
Beach
Week, Senior Trip, or Grad Week) is a week where recently graduated high school and college seniors in the United States, mainly from the East Coast and the South go to the beach to spend time with their friends.[1] This observance typically occurs during the last half of May and most of June.[2] During Senior Week, the graduates rent condos, beach houses or hotel rooms and enjoy each other's company. Some popular Senior Week destinations include Dewey Beach, Delaware; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Panama City Beach, Florida; Ocean City, Maryland; Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
and Wildwood, New Jersey.[3][4][5][6][7][8] Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City, Maryland
has several events catered to Senior Week which include Play it Safe, the Ocean City Car Show, & Dew Tour. Graduates are able to ride the bus free during senior week if they are to participate in any of the Ocean City-run Play it Safe events which include volleyball, miniature golf, paintballing, and karaoke.[9][10][11][12][13] Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
has become one of the most popular locations for recent graduates to visit in May and June.[14] Many students participate in the Myrtlemaniac Card club and entertainment program which includes a series of themed events, a concert, and discounts on transportation, food and other activities.[15] The film The Graduates is about a group of high school graduates from Maryland who go to Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City, Maryland
for Senior Week.[16] See also[edit]

Schoolies week Spring break

References[edit]

^ "What is Senior Week?". Senior Week Hotels. Senior Week Hotels. January 11, 2015. p. What is Senior Week?. Retrieved January 21, 2015.  ^ " Senior Week Dates - Myrtle Beach
Beach
Senior Week". Retrieved 2015-10-05.  ^ Chandler, Michael Alison (March 21, 2012). "Senior Beach
Beach
Week: Sex, drugs and crime are on tap, Md. police warn parents". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 18, 2013.  ^ Dvorak, Petula (June 11, 2012). " Senior Week in Ocean City: How heinously are your kids behaving?". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 18, 2013.  ^ Bryant, Dawn (June 13, 2002). "Senior Week: A blessing, a curse". Morning Star. Wilmington, NC. Knight Ridder. p. 7B. Retrieved February 18, 2013.  ^ "Senior class to celebrate graduation with trip to Ocean City". The Express-Times. Easton, PA. April 11, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2013.  ^ "Wildwood to remain tough on rowdy visitors". Reading Eagle. Associated Press. May 25, 1986. p. B-8. Retrieved February 19, 2013.  ^ "About Myrtle Beach
Beach
Senior Week - Myrtle Beach
Beach
Senior Week". Retrieved 2015-10-05.  ^ "Play it Safe". Ocean City Town. Play it Safe Ocean City. May 25, 2011. p. Home. Retrieved December 31, 2013.  ^ "Dew Tour Ocean CIty". Dew Tour. Dew Tour. June 25, 2012. p. Home. Retrieved December 31, 2013.  ^ " Senior Week Rentals". My Senior Week Publication. My Senior Week. May 25, 2015. p. Home. Retrieved December 31, 2013.  ^ "OC Car Show". OC Car Show. OC Car Show. May 25, 2014. p. Home. Retrieved December 31, 2013.  ^ "OC Senior Week Rentals: Renting to Senior Week". Oc Senior Week Publication. Ocean City Senior Week. May 25, 2014. p. Home. Retrieved December 31, 2013.  ^ "Star-News - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2015-10-05.  ^ "Myrtlemaniac Card - Myrtle Beach
Beach
Senior Week". Retrieved 2015-10-05.  ^ Zak, Dan (May 25, 2008). "Senior Week! Filmmakers Take On the Ocean City Ritual". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 

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