Students leaping into the air with mountains in the background

It's Mountain Day! 2019

This morning President Maud S. Mandel canceled classes, writing:

On a colorful Friday in fall
Nixing classes still takes some gall
But I woke up today
And said to myself: “Hey
Let’s get out and go have a ball!”

The bells rang out “The Mountains,” signifying the start of this year’s Mountain Day!

Throughout the day, students are enjoying the outdoors, hiking over Mount Greylock, grabbing lunch at the all-campus picnic, listening to music, participating in an adventure race and enjoying an evening polar bear swim, among many other activities.

Check out the complete schedule of events on the Outing Club’s website, where there’s also information on activities throughout the year.

To find out more about 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 history from the college archives.

Happy Mountain Day, everyone!

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