The elusive W-Day has come and gone again. With finals just around the corner, the campus community gathered last Thursday afternoon on Stoughton lawn to celebrate the ending of another year at Wittenberg.
W-Day began promptly at 3 p.m. with the ringing of the Myers Hall bell, students then flocked to the lawn where they were greeted with inflatables, interactive hamster balls and a zip-line running across the lawn. WUSO provided music for the event and students were treated to a beer garden for those of legal drinking age and the CDR outside, with picnic amenities set up for all students to enjoy.
The traditional senior/freshman tug of war marked the highlight of W-Day.
W-Day has been an event steeped in Wittenberg tradition for several years. Although no one knows exactly how the tradition began, W-Day has evolved over the years from unsanctioned parties in the hollow and a day to skip class into its current model as an all-campus event.
With the years, W-Day has come and gone–events were held in 2010, however, no event took place in 2011. Members of the Student Senate were determined to revive the longstanding springtime tradition.
Senior Hannah Leguillon, a member of Student Senate (which sponsored the event) was pleased with the results of W-Day.
“W-Day is an old Wittenberg tradition about bringing the Wittenberg community together to celebrate the coming of summer. We wanted to bring back this tradition and create a chill event to bring together students, faculty, and staff. I think we were successful and hopefully we will see many W-Days like this in years to come!”
This year’s W-Day combined elements of past W-Days while also bringing innovation to the event. Like with past events, students, faculty and staff came together to enjoy the springtime weather and delicious food, however, this year saw the addition of a zip-line and other activities.
The warm weather and student enthusiasm proved a perfect combination for a Wittenberg spirited afternoon.
(Maggie McKune / email@example.com)