Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts


Falling for winter...or do pumpkins and snow mix?

Posted on November 2, 2011

Do you remember ever trick or treating with your snowsuit on? I do! But then again, I grew up in northern New England. Here, in the more temperate part of our region, pumpkins are not supposed to be dusted (never mind covered) with snow. But that’s what happened at Wheaton and throughout New England as a rare Nor’easter blew through on Sunday.


Not to worry. It didn’t dampen the enthusiasm or activities of Wheaton students for a minute. On any given day, you’ll find Wheaton students racing between library stacks and playing fields, classrooms and play rehearsals, club meetings and catching a breath at the Lyon’s Den. At Wheaton, there’s never a shortage of things to do.

Thinking about studying abroad in college? Wheaton students go everywhere, even accompanying faculty on short, credit-bearing trips. How about to China? Go to a meeting where Prof. Ed Tong (Chemistry) talks about his June 2012 study trip to China. Is politics more your passion? Last week, you could have sat in on a lecture by Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), sponsored by the student-run Roosevelt Institute. Are you a fan and/or an athlete? Watch this week as the Wheaton men’s and women’s soccer teams compete for NEWMAC honors. Busy studying? You might be preparing your presentation on the Republican primary candidates for Prof. Goodman’s Media and Politics class. Or, maybe you’ve got the theatre bug…in which case, I’d find you in Watson Fine Arts rehearsing on stage or working back stage for the Wheaton production of Romeo and Juliet in just a few weeks’ time.

It’s all in a day’s life on the Wheaton campus. We hope you’ve visited to see it for yourself. If you’re a senior, it’s not too late! The Admission Office is open daily, including Saturday mornings for tours, information sessions, and interviews. One last grand visiting day is scheduled for November 11.

College application deadlines are fast approaching. We hope Wheaton is high on your list, and we look forward to getting to know you better through the process.

Here’s to more fall, less winter, and a festive Thanksgiving!

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