A time for service and celebration: SGA presents third annual Holiday Week

A time for service and celebration: SGA presents third annual Holiday Week


With a focus on celebration and service to the community, Rowan University’s Student Government Association will present its third annual Holiday Week from Monday, Dec. 5- Friday, Dec. 9.

Here’s a day-by-day look at the week:

Monday, Dec. 5

Holiday Week will kick off with a non-denominational tree decorating and lighting ceremony on Memorial Green starting at 6:30 p.m. with music provided by a disc jockey.

Rowan’s own DExt (Dance Extension) group will perform at 7:30 p.m., followed by Prof-A-Capella at 7:45 p.m. Hot Chocolate, apple cider and desserts will be served.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Tuesday offers celebrations of both Christmas and Hanukkah from 7-8 p.m. in the Chamberlain Student Center. Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship will host the Christmas celebration in Room 144A, while Chabad Jewish Student Association and Hillel will hold a Hanukkah celebration in Room 144B.

Also that evening, students will vie for prizes by performing Saturday Night Live skits and singing karaoke in Boyd Recital Hall, Wilson Hall, from 8-10 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

In the Pit of the Chamberlain Student Center, Gourmet Dining will host cookie decorating and a peppermint bar from 5-9 p.m. Students also will wear their most festive sleepwear to compete in the “Best Onesie Pajamas Competition.”

Thursday, Dec. 8

Rowan’s Office of Orientation and Student Leadership Programs will sponsor a gingerbread house decorating competition, along with an opportunity to make your own snow (or beach) globe in the atrium of Science Hall from 5-9 p.m. In a competition, students will show off their ugliest sweaters.

In the spirit of giving back to the community, students will serve meals to the homeless at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden throughout the afternoon.

Friday, Dec. 9

To wrap up the week of holiday festivities, Gourmet Dining will host a buffet breakfast in the Chamberlain Student Center’s Owl’s Nest from 8-11 a.m.

Breakfast is free for those who bring a letter for the Letters for Soldiers drive, a canned food item for the food drive, or a toy for a toy drive on Friday morning.