What do Mawrters do when they aren’t in class or doing homework? Going to a women’s college/liberal arts college, our fun looks a little bit different from what you might find at a large university with Greek life, but we definitely know how to have a good time. A typical weekend can involve a wide spectrum of things. Most of the time, I go to a free event within the Tri-Co such as a culture show or concert, some nights I may stay in and study, others I will head into Philadelphia for food and drinks or an event, once in a while I travel to New York or D.C for the weekend, sometimes I’ll go to parties on campus or within the Tri-Co, sometimes I’ll stay up doing arts and crafts and listening to music in Arnecliffe studio, and sometimes I stay in with friends and watch a movie. The beautiful thing is that these are all acceptable ways to have fun on the weekends; there is no hierarchy of having a good time at Bryn Mawr, which I appreciate. No matter what you like to do, you’ll find something you enjoy doing especially since there are always events going on in the Tri-Co for free and our close proximity to Philadelphia adds an unlimited amount of possibilities. Here are some snippets of how me and my friends have taken breaks, de-stressed, and had fun this semester!
Mawrters go to concerts off campus, like Vampire Weekend and Sigur Ros at The Mann Center in West Philadelphia.
We go into Philadelphia for Restaurant Week to get three course meals for fixed prices at Philadelphia’s best restaurants. Here’s us at Sampan: a Thai fusion restaurant where we got to share seven courses!
Restaurant Week at Sampan
We play giant games of chess and Connect Four, paint ceramic owls, and zipline through campus. Our Student Activities Office hosted this event. They are wonderful and plan lots of fun events and trips, such as going to King of Prussia Mall, visiting museums, or even a giant game of bingo where the grand prize winner won an iPad mini!
One of my first years zipping down Merion Green.
We hold teas on self-care that involve nail painting, face masks, and video games!
Denbigh 3rd “Self Care Sleepover”
We celebrate each others’ birthdays with ice cream cake and our neighbors on the hall.
Happy birthday Xiu and Weiss!
We dress up for Halloween and go out together.
Denbigh 3rd Halloween
The seniors get to dress up fancy for our first Senior Cocktails (four themed parties held throughout the year only for the senior class.)
Elizabeth and I dressed up at Senior Cocktails (Photo Credit: ER’14)
To give you a glimpse of what the weekend looks like for a Mawrter, here is my upcoming weekend schedule. On Friday, Art Club is hosting our Winter Studio Soiree in Arnecliffe Studio. There will be winter crafts, live music, and fancy food! Afterwards, Alex Winston will be performing in the Campus Center. Saturday, I will be volunteering, celebrating a friend’s birthday, followed by our second Senior Cocktails (tropical paradise themed!). The next day, I will be attending a special dinner for everyone who participated in SGA or on an appointed committee for the past year. It will be super busy but lots and lots of fun!