Friday, March 28, 2008

It's MacDoodle Day!

The perfect end to this week is MacDoodle Day, our annual Surprise Day Off! We don't know when it's coming, but the entire day is dedicated to fun! All classes and exams are cancelled and students get a chance to relax. This day was so anticipated and needed this year that last night in the dining hall at dinner during Founder's Day celebrations we all started clapping in hopes that President Klein would announce the day. They tried to fake us out with a podium in the dining hall.

Two years ago, they announced this day on a very busy Friday (St. Patrick's day) and it began with a statement in the dining hall during dinner the night before by our president. Well this year Dean Swager waited until 4:53 AM to send us the email. This day off from classes is very needed around this campus currently; the heavily academic atmosphere in addition to recent traumatic events has made for many stressed out and worn down students.
The events for the day include:

11am-1:30pm Lunch in Cheatham Dining Hall

Menu: Barbeque Ribs, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, Macaroni and Cheese, Make-Your-Own Sundaes and Banana Splits.

Non Residents, Faculty and Staff may eat for the reduced rate of $3.50.

11am-3pm Inflatable Mechanical Surfboard and Box & Joust in the Bell Quad

Rain Location: Smith Banquet Hall

12:30-1:30pm Cheese Doodle Art Contest under the eaves of the Dining Hall

Group and individual entries are welcome. Prizes awarded in various artistic categories.

1:30-2:30pm Field Day on Front Campus

Rain Location: TBA

3pm The Matinee!

Smith Hall Theatre

Did you like the 2007 Faculty & Staff Show? Youll love The Matinee featuring live acts and videos from The Show. Join the Crazy Greek Play Lady, Amy Cohen, for all the fun!

I love attending a school so rich with tradition! Even though I never have classes on Fridays (or Mondays, for that matter!) I will certainly come out and enjoy the fun. This day will kick off a very busy and exciting weekend here on campus!


Lydia said...

That's awesome RMWC has a tradition like that. At Hollins we had "Tinker Day" which was an unannounced day off.

You should take the day off from being an over achiever and have fun!!! :)

Lydia said...

And, indulge in some of that yummy food!!! Just reading it makes me hungry!