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Today is Marvelous Monday!

MILLIGAN, Tenn. (March 25, 2024) — It is a Marvelous Monday for students at Milligan University. Today, March 25, the university celebrates its most beloved tradition, Wonderful Wednesday. 

While Milligan has continued this tradition every year since 1969, the holiday does not always fall on a Wednesday. Classes for traditional undergraduates have been canceled today, and a variety of outdoor social activities have been planned for the university’s annual surprise holiday. 

Each year, this holiday allows students to take a mental break and celebrate as a community before the final push to the end of the semester. 

This year’s theme is “National Parks.” 

“There’s been lots of anticipation building this semester for our surprise holiday,” said Brealle Davis, director of campus activities and interim campus minister. “This year, we’re excited to bring together a beloved Milligan tradition with our nature-centered placement in the Appalachian Highlands by hosting a National Parks-themed Wonderful Wednesday.” 

A veil of secrecy surrounds the exact date and theme of the surprise holiday each year. Milligan’s Campus Activities Board plans the day’s events. 

Many events are scheduled throughout the day, weather permitting. 

Events include: 

· Brunch at the McCormick Dining Center in Sutton Hall 
· Scavenger hunt across the main campus 
· Dodgeball tournament near Pardee Hall 
· Inflatables and rock wall on the Mary Sword Commons 
· Water slide at Buffalo Creek 
· Food trucks in the Hardin parking lot 
· Volleyball and Kona Ice at Burleson Court 
· Bonfire and s’mores at Hart Hall Courtyard 
· Fireworks in the evening

Posted by Greer, Allie E on March 25, 2024.