Classes are over for the semester, and students spent the week of December 11 taking exams and turning in final projects. But that didn’t prevent them and other Hamilton community members from taking a little time to get in the holiday spirit.
The Brass Ensemble performed its annual “guerrilla caroling” at various spots around campus and offices, and student clubs collected food and gifts for non-profit organizations.
HAVOC’s annual Paws to Relax event on Dec. 8 brought in furry stress relievers in the form of dogs, kittens, and puppies, with proceeds benefitting the Stevens Swan Humane-Society, and Sadove Student Center hosted holiday arts and crafts making.
Chabad and Hillel hosted a Chanukah Celebration with an ice menorah lighting on Dec. 12. Attendees enjoyed latkes, dreidel fidget spinning, and donuts.
Employees gathered for an all-Hamilton holiday celebration on Dec. 20 at KJ Commons, where they enjoyed food, prizes, raffles, homemade cookies and an Ugly Sweater contest. Top prize went to Kaity Werner, assistant director of Student Activities. Her sweater featured a fireplace, and she wore a chimney with Santa descending on her head.