Mountain Day: October
Mountain Day is a surprise break from classes. The president
chooses a beautiful fall day and announces the holiday by ringing the college bells.
A picnic lunch can be provided by the college to be carried to the students' various
outdoor activities on campus or to nearby parks.
Classes and academic appointments scheduled before 7
p.m. are canceled. Evening classes, films, lectures and other events will be held
Many on campus have already firmed up their
Lamont House will pick
apples at Quonquont Farm in Whately, and Lawrence House will pick
at Outlook Farms in Westampton. The students will return to campus to spend the afternoon
making apple crisp. Washburn has a tradition of eating bag lunches
together on the boathouse dock and spending the afternoon together. The Ada
Comstock Scholars took orders last week for apple-crisp kits as a
fundraiser. And Staff Council will serve a delicious apple dessert
a la mode on the College Hall lawn to passers-by.
The first Mountain Day was held in 1877.