Things are pretty quiet on campus right now, but I’m guessing your household has livened up if your student has arrived home for winter break.
The end of the fall semester is always a time that’s both festive and stressful. We do our best to help alleviate the stress of exams with events like the LipSync performance, a fun competition that Greek organizations take pretty seriously; Study Paws, where faculty and staff bring their dogs to campus to play and cuddle with students; activities and snacks at the library; and Late-Night Breakfast, where faculty and staff serve up pancakes, bacon, eggs and more.
And the holidays are always given their due with the Grand Illumination of the multistory tree in the Rotunda; the lighting of the downtown Farmville Christmas tree, which always draws an enthusiastic crowd; caroling in the Rotunda; and the community holiday dinner where students provide the entertainment.
I’m sharing some of these photos with you today, and I hope your family’s holidays also are full of many equally fun and memorable photo ops.
With warmest wishes for the season,