by Kellie Johnson ’22
All over campus, students are celebrating the holiday season and are having an amazing time being with one another for the remainder of the first semester.
This week on campus, many events were held, like skate night, tree lightings, holiday market, and Bingo. Unfortunately, with a busy finals schedule it is hard to attend all of these festivities. However, a study break is always good, and it is the most wonderful time of year to have a break.
The skate night took place for a few hours at Schneider Arena on Saturday, December 1 as a way to kick off the holiday season and the final month of the year.
There was a huge turnout for the event. Students were constantly flooding in and out to have a good time with their friends. The skates were available to rent for free.
The event was well organized and an easy way to have fun on campus for the night.
Students loved the opportunity to embrace the winter. They said a lot of the friars and sisters on campus attended the event as well, so it was a good experience to bond with the Providence College community.
Most students, when asked about how they felt about the festival events, voiced their opinions about how they wished events like this happened more often on campus.
Along with the skating, students were invited to Slavin Lawn on Monday, December 3, for the Christmas tree lighting. Insomnia Cookies were served, along with hot chocolate. A capella groups performed songs and everyone gathered around for the tree to be lit. The tree was lit about 30 minutes after the event started, giving time for people to gather.
If you did not have the chance to witness the initial lighting, you can still enjoy the tree. It will remain on Slavin Lawn until the end of the semester.
Josh Flynn ’22, who went to both events, described how he has been having a wonderful experience during his first Christmas season at PC.
While talking about the events, he mentioned how he would like to go to more events like these on campus because he was able to have a great time with his friends, while not spending a large amount of money.
With upcoming stress and finals, students are encouraged to stay in the holiday spirit and PC is giving them many ways to do so. It is important to put the books down and enjoy the community you are a part of, and the Christmas events on campus are a great way to connect with the PC community in a fun and festive way.