Commuters flocked to the Whitaker Campus Center patio for the annual Spring Commuter Celebration last week, taking full advantage of the beautiful weather to get together for some good food and fun. There were lawn games, raffles for gift cards to local eateries and businesses, pizza and more. Students could purchase commuter student-designed T-shirts and tie-dye them to create unique pieces of wearable art.
These events are a great way for commuter students to get to know the commuter council officers as well as each other, and to just hang out. In addition to Commuter Celebrations held at the beginning of the fall and at the end of the spring semesters, a holiday party is scheduled each December and themed booths, designed to cater to commuters and their interests, are set up around campus each month.
Commuter students such as seniors Ashley Ortiz and Jessica Manuel (pictured above) are an integral part of the Hood community. They bring a diverse perspective to the social, cultural and academic life on campus. We celebrate the eclectic mix that is Hood College.