At the end of the spring semester, St. Ed's hosts one of the university's most highly anticipated annual events, the St. Edward's Yacht Dance.
The dance stands alone as the best formal on campus and it showcases the Gentlemen that reside in St. Ed's Hall. The ladies of Notre Dame and St. Mary's vie all year long to be one of the lucky few asked to accompany a Stedsman to Chicago for an evening of fine dining and dancing. On the last day of classes the Gentlemen of St. Edward's bus into Chicago with their dates for dinner on the town before heading to Navy Pier. There the couples are welcomed aboard the Mystic Blue for a cruise around Lake Michigan complete with music, dancing, and a breathtaking view of the nighttime Chicago skyline.