This morning President Adam Falk canceled classes, and the bells rang out “The Mountains,” signifying the start of this year’s Mountain Day!
Throughout the day, students will be hiking over Mount Greylock, grabbing lunch at the all-campus picnic, participating in an adventure race, and enjoying an evening polar bear swim, among other activities.
Check out the complete schedule of events on the Outing Club’s website, where’s there’s also information on activities throughout the year.
And to find out more about the history of Mountain Day (which began more than 150 years ago as Chip Day and Gravel Day and has since evolved to the annual tradition of a spontaneous break from classes), take a look at this page from the college archives.
Happy Mountain Day, everyone!