Getting to know thyself and others

  • Thor Johnson residents paint their canvases.

  • Another group of Thor Johnson residents work on their inspirational artwork.

  • The Great Thaw participants pose in the lobby of the Great Wolf Lodge.

  • A Hemingway resident writes her semester goal next to her handprint.

  • A group of students pose after seeing the blockbuster movie Black Panther.

February 20, 2018

Residence Life programming for January and February focused on identity and mental health. In Thor Johnson House, Residence Life programming focused on the theme of “Know Thyself.” Each student received a small canvas, which they decorated with a quote or image that has special meaning to them.

Students in Hemingway House also focused on identity and mental health in their activity on Jan. 31. Each student placed a either a hand or foot print on a large canvas and wrote a New Year’s resolution or goal for the semester next to their print.

Students from all residence halls had a chance to get off-campus for the day on Feb. 10. The “Great Thaw” event gave students the opportunity to spend a relaxing Saturday at the Great Wolf Lodge in nearby Traverse City.

Students had plenty of on-campus opportunities for fun as well, including an Olympic Opening Ceremony viewing, a Super Bowl party, a movie night and a special Valentine’s Day dinner.

Students also celebrated the diversity of Interlochen’s student body with the annual International Food Fair. Each student had the opportunity to sample several of 18 different dishes from around the world, which were prepared by ten teams of student volunteers.