December at Fordham can be short and quick – with just a week left of classes, two reading days, and then finals. But that doesn’t mean that Fordham shuts down for the month. Not only is the campus beautifully decorated for the season, but also in between studying, writing papers, and packing for the long winter break, students still take time to enjoy themselves with fun campus activities. Every year, the Campus Activity Board (CAB), the club responsible for planning fun events for students on campus, has a Holiday Week. Every day of the week there is another CAB-sponsored activity to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Some events include a Cultural Affairs Christmas Ticket Raffle, in which students can win $20 tickets for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular or for The Nutcracker, a Holiday Fair, a viewing of the holiday-classic Elf, gingerbread house making, and a trip to go ice skating at Bryant Park.
Another annual tradition is the Peer Educators’ Holiday Scavenger Hunt. This is a fun event where you and a team of friends are given a list of tasks and clues (related to the holidays) that you must complete or find in the Lincoln Center area. Prizes are awarded and hot chocolate is given out! A Senior Night is also scheduled for this month. Senior Nights are themed dance parties, only open to seniors at the Rose Hill campus. This month, the theme is Santa’s Workshop (I’ll be dressing as an elf!)
This month is also an exciting month for sports at Fordham. After winning our first ever NCAA FCS home playoff game versus Sacred Heart University 37-27, Fordham’s record-breaking football team travels to Towson University in Maryland next Saturday for the next round of the playoffs. On the same day, our men’s basketball team plays St. John’s University during the 2013 MSG Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden.
Of course, many more activities will be going on at Fordham this month, but these are a few of the things I’m looking forward to this December!