Oval Days

Wagner students having fun.

Wagner students having fun.

It is finally spring time at Wagner and that means one thing... oval days! These days are one of my favorite aspects of having one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. I really wanted to dedicate a blogpost to these days just because they are a big part of Wagner life. Also, I feel that it is appropriate to talk about them right this moment now that the weather is finally starting to get nicer. The sun is out, the wind finally begins to cool us off instead of freezing us, and everyone dresses in spring attire. They are my favorite days at Wagner.

So what is an Oval Day? Students go to the oval in front of Main Hall and just hang out. Most of the students bring blankets, food, and beverages and just lay on the grass and relax with their friends. Other students like to go by themselves and just read a book or study by one of the trees. If we get really lucky, we might even get an ice cream truck drive by Wagner. I have never seen young adults get so happy and run towards an ice cream truck; it was quite a scene to experience. I have to say, I was part of that crowd.

My friend and I enjoying ice cream at the oval.

My friend and I enjoying ice cream at the oval.

We also play frisbee, one of my favorite activities to do during oval days. Theta Chi is usually the organization that begins this activity—the brothers who have free time join other brothers in a game of ultimate frisbee. As the day progresses, other students join the brothers and the group gets bigger and bigger, and the game just gets better and more fun. Not only do we play ultimate frisbee, but we also just do some passes around a big circle. By the end of the day, the original group of five turns out to be a group of fifteen students enjoying an oval day.

This semester, our first oval day happened last week. The weather was just perfect and several of my friends and I had a free day, so we decided to have a picnic on the oval. We all grabbed a couple of blankets, junk food, and Hawk's Nest food and laid on the grass just relaxing. There is nothing like the first oval day; it is one of the best spring feelings at Wagner.

Picnic at the oval.

Picnic on the oval.

Christian Grotewold

Author: Christian Grotewold

Hi guys! I am Christian and I'm from Guatemala. I am an Arts Administration major here at Wagner College. I am also a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity, one of the HawkTalk directors, and the assistant at the Center for Intercultural Advancement. Some interesting facts about me: I love tattoos (as you can tell from one of my blog posts), my favorite book is Harry Potter (as well as movie), my favorite TV show is Game of Thrones, and I love Batman! I am a very friendly guy and you will always see me with a smile on my face.

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