Mountain Day - STUDENT Info
Mountain Day Student Traditions Include...
Mountain Day Olympics are held on the Evans Hall South Lawn
and are sponsored by KCAB. This is one of our largest student events of the
year. Residence halls, commuters, and faculty and staff compete in “field
day-type” events, such as egg toss and tug-o-war, for the title of Olympic
Champions. Prior to the Olympics, each team participates in a parade down
Opportunity Drive during which team “themes” and t-shirt designs are revealed.
KCAB’s Mountain Day Talent Show takes place Friday evening in the Ford
Auditorium with cash prizes awarded to the winners. Tickets are sold at the
Campus Information Desk the week prior to the event. This event typically
sells out so make sure to purchase tickets in advance!
Mountain Day Convocation is a morning event held in the College
Chapel that features a Berry alum as the speaker.
The Picnic & Grand March are held on Mountain Campus. Several
thousand people attend this event. Students, faculty and staff can enjoy a FREE
picnic lunch with Berry ID and ticket, which can be picked up at the Campus
Information Desk during the week prior to the event. Guest meal tickets may
also be purchased at the Campus Information Desk. Participants are free
to bring their own food to picnic with family and friends.
Students participating in the Grand March on
Saturday should line up for the march by 12:45 p.m. wearing specific colors
based on their class year and have pennies ready to drop in the basket at the
base of the hill. This tradition celebrates Berry’s history and the required
uniforms that students used to wear based on classification.
- Senior: Women
wear pastel blue dresses or blue shirts with skirts. Men wear white shirts
- Junior, Sophomore & Freshman: Women wear pastel pink dresses or pink shirts
with skirts. Men wear light blue shirts with trousers.
During the march, students, alumni, family
members and other guests are treated to a concert performed by the Berry
College Symphonic Band.
Marthapalooza is the main student event for the
weekend and takes place from 10pm until 2am in the Clara Bowl. This event
includes carnival rides, booths and games, food, live music and overnight
camping. Students get in FREE with ID and event wristband, which is distributed
through campus mail boxes the week prior the event. Guest tickets for
Marthapalooza may be purchased the week prior to the event at the Campus Information
Desk or at the event entrance gate Students should also be on the lookout
for opportunities to purchase the annual Marthapalooza event shirt, which is
typically the first long-sleeved shirt for fall semester.
The Marthapalooza Committee
provides a “Family Hour” option Saturday afternoon for faculty, staff and
alumni with children ages 5-12. Cost is $5 per person and children must be
accompanied by an adult. Current Berry students with younger siblings in
this age group may also attend, and student must present Marthapalooza
wristband for entry.
Other Events of Interest
There is so much going on during the weekend
that everyone should find activities of interest all over campus.
The men’s soccer team will be at home Mountain
Day weekend to take on Belhaven University. Join your fellow Berry students Saturday
afternoon at Ford Field to cheer on the Vikings. Baseball and softball will
also be hosting alumni games Saturday afternoon.
Berry College Theatre Company (BCTC)
Friday/Saturday night and Sunday afternoon near the BOLD ropes course. Tickets
are sold in advance and reservations advised.
Tent "Village" - Saturday during the picnic. Purchase
the official Mountain Day t-shirt and check out Student Enterprise tents.
Family fun activities - Tours of the House O' Dreams and Old
Mill. Inflatables, snow cone, music and more.
Ticket Information - Take care of your Mountain Day ticket needs
at the Campus Information Desk (Krannert Center) beginning Monday, September 26.
Berry ID must be presented for both purchase and pick-up.
*Berry is a substance-free campus