College Union Poetry Slam

The LARGEST college poetry slam competition in the country!
Wednesday, April 3rd - Saturday, April 6th

College Union Poetry Slam Invitational

Leadership Development in the office of Student Life is hosting this year's College Union Poetry Slam Invitational at Barnard College! Fifty-nine poetry teams from around the country will perform over the course of four days. Due to the amazing abundance of poets, the readings are broken into several bouts and locations. The charts below contain the dates, locations and time slots for the two days of preliminaries, the day of semi-finals, and the day of the final rounds:

Wednesday, April 3rd

Preliminary Bout 1A~6:30-8:00 PM & Preliminary Bout 1B~8:30-10:00 PM

Diana Center 504
Held Auditorium
Liz's Place
Ella Weed Room
Sulzburger Parlor
James Room
Diana Center 203

Thursday, April 4th

Preliminary Bout 1A~6:00-7:30 PM & Preliminary Bout 1B~8:00-9:30PM

Student Dining Room
Diana Center 504
Liz's Place
James Room
Ella Weed Room
Sulzburger Parlor
Diana Center 203

Friday, April 5th

Semi-Finals~ 5:00-11:00 PM

Diana Center Event Oval

Saturday, April 6th

Finals~ 7:00-10:00PM
featuring Patricia Smith!

LeFrak Gymnasium

Admission to the preliminary bouts as well as to the semi-finals is free, and tickets to the finals can be purchased at the front desk in The Diana Center lobby. If you would like to volunteer, contact For further information contact the Director of Leadership Development at

Participating schools:

Azusa Pacific University

Barnard College

Berklee College of Music

Brandeis University

Brown University

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Santa Cruz

California State University-Dominguez Hills

University of Chicago

University of Connecticut

CUNY-Brooklyn College

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Emerson College

Emory University

Georgetown University

Hamline University

Harvard University

University of Hawaii-Manoa

Indiana University-Bloomington

Lewis & Clark College

Macalester College

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Middlebury College

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Montclair State University

New York University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Occidental College

The Ohio State University

University of Pennsylvania

Pomona College

Princeton University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rowan University

Rutgers, The State University

University of San Francisco

San Francisco State University

Simmons College

Stanford University

SUNY College at Geneseo

SUNY College at Oneonta

SUNY College at Purchase

SUNY New Paltz

Swarthmore College

University of Texas-Austin

University of La Verne

University of Utah

Vassar College

Virginia Commonwealth University

University of Washington

Washington University

Wesleyan University

Westminster College

Yale University


Apr. 3, 2013 (All day)