Happy almost Thanksgiving! It definitely feels like fall here in Williamsburg. The leaves are falling, the air is crisp and the dining halls are serving pumpkin pie. We only have a few more weeks left of classes before finals begin, and I can’t help but get nostalgic about how much I love W&M.
Here are some of the many reasons I love W&M:
- The farmers market on Saturday mornings. Every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm, there is a farmers market held on Duke of Gloucester street. I love to grab farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade baked goods and apple cider from the farmer’s market. It’s a great way to get off campus, plus I oftentimes see my professors at the market as well!
- The bricks. Whether on buildings or on the sidewalks, the bricks are a signature of W&M. The bricks are a constant reminder of W&M’s long history (Fun fact: we are older than the United States).
- Swemromas. The coffee shop attached to Swem Library has sometimes been my lifesaver during midterms and finals seasons. Seriously, their coffee is so good. Try their S’mores latté. Really.
- Barrett Hall Front Porch. This is one of my favorite spots on campus because there is a huge front porch with rocking chairs. I love to go out on the porch to hang out with friends or read for class. If you’re on campus, you should seriously check it out!
- Wren 10. A cappella is huge on W&M’s campus. Every Wednesday at 10pm on the Wren Portico, a different a cappella group gives a free concert!
- The Crust’s Skillet Cookie. It’s a freshly baked chocolate cookie in a skillet pan with vanilla ice cream on top. It tastes even better than it sounds!
- The Dogs of DoG Street parade. Think about it. Once a year hundreds of dog owners across Williamsburg bring their dogs in costume to DoG Street (Duke of Gloucester Street) for a parade. It is one of those events that you cannot stop smiling after.
- West Wing Thanksgiving. Every year students from Tribe Fellowship open up their home to host a huge Thanksgiving dinner. This year they cooked 40 turkeys and served over 400 W&M students. They had a cappella, pumpkin pie and a bonfire!