Monday, September 19, 2011


It was Mountain Day on campus today!!!  It only took the students ONE night of singing to convince Dr. Meier to grant the highly sought after Mountain Day. 

Wonder what I'm talking about, are you asking yourself what is Mountain Day?!?  Well my dear followers check out the description on Mountain Day after the jump.
So you've made it this far and now you want to know what Mountain Day is all about?


Dean Anstice Harris instituted the Mountain Day tradition at Elmira College in October of 1918. The day is not a designated holiday, but a day in which classes are cancelled so students, faculty, and administrators can relate to each other in memorable less formal ways. To persuade the President to grant Mountain Day, students rather over a period of several nights in front of The President’s Home singing various Mountain Day songs. 
Elmira College students singing to Dr. Meier

In early years, students, faculty, and administrators enjoyed a picnic lunch and hiked to Quarry Farm on East Hill. They also participated in games, planting projects, relaxing, and enjoying the colorful foliage. In recent years, Mountain Day has been oriented more to campus. After a number of morning activities, lunch is served by The Puddle, and the remainder of the day is spent enjoying the fall weather, games, and outdoor events. 
Dr. Meier at the raft race across the puddle
Batter up!

A barbeque lunch by the puddle

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