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A party hosted on Rice university’s campus that is open to anyone from Rice. Technically it is any party at Rice that is not registered as a private party, but in the vast majority of uses it refers to a large public party.
 
This term is a semantic extension of the adjective public which means open to anyone. It is often used in combination with the name of the organizers of the event. Example: - “Are there any parties tonight?” “Yeah, I think the Jones public is tonight.” Most publics are hosted by residential colleges. Some, however, are hosted by other organizations. Notable ones are Chi Alpha and the architecture school. The term is used by members of the Rice university community, which mostly consists out of students.
Source : “Here at Brown college, we throw one public a year: Bacchanalia!” (Brown college president, August 2017)
Last modified: 11 December 2019


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