Crafts, competition and cinema

  • A residence hall staff member paints a student's nails during Hemingway Hall's spa night.

  • A Hemingway resident shows off her manicure and face mask during spa night.

  • A group of students pose after seeing The Last Jedi.

  • Fluffy the Unicorn awaits the victor of the ugly sweater contest.

December 14, 2017

Students in all residence halls participated in their last hall activities of calendar year 2017. While some students decorated their hallways for the holidays, others celebrated the season by making their own handmade snowglobes. Hemingway House provided a relaxing break from rehearsing and studying with a “spa night” that included facemasks, nail painting and plenty of hot cocoa.

At the Dennison Center, students participated in a variety of health and wellness programming. Dec. 1 saw the launch of “Elf for Health,” a month-long wellness initiative that challenged students to complete a simple daily wellness challenge, such as trying a new workout routine, eating a healthy snack or saying “good morning” to someone new. Students also continued their regularly-scheduled soccer matches. On Dec. 11, students, faculty and staff competed in a three-on-three basketball tournament. A faculty team took home the win, with the student team consisting of Zhaohan Pan, Bowen Ha and Ye Ma placing second. The Dennison Center also got into the holiday spirit by hosting an ugly sweater contest, with the stuffed unicorn from Despicable Me as the grand prize for ugliest sweater.

This weekend, students will have the opportunity to see the new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, on its opening weekend. A bus of students will travel to Traverse City on Saturday evening to be among the first to see the latest installment of the popular series.