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"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

People flooded the University of Miami's Rathskeller this past Friday to take part in "Last Call" festivities. The line of those determined to snag a coveted seat formed at 10 in the morning. Around 3 in the afternoon, thunderstorms forced people to take shelter inside until the sun returned. Waiters ran around all day refilling pitchers of Bud Select and serving baskets of hamburgers, fries, and mozzarella sticks to hungry customers.

The patio was packed until midnight, when Semisonic's "Closing Time" over the loudspeakers signaled the evening's end. Students were sad to see the Rat go but clearly decided to celebrate rather than wallow in misery.

"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

From tables to gliders, empty seats were few and far between.

Friends Sydney and Alyssa capture those final memories.

"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

Nothing like an afternoon spent lakeside rocking on a glider.

"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

Katie, Kelly, and Alex enjoy one last meal at their favorite campus spot.

"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

They served a limited menu, but you can bet that didn't deter people from ordering.

"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

A Rat speciality: Kenny's Buffalo chicken sub.

"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

Tables were limited to three pitchers at a time to keep up with demand.

"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

Inside, the line to order food was long, but students could watch a slide show highlighting memories from the Rat.

"Last Call" at the University of Miami Rathskeller in Pictures

Cheers to great times since 1972 and many more to come!

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