Summer at Berry
While the standard school year hustle eludes Berry’s campus in the summer, the atmosphere of the summer term contains its own liveliness.
Student work, on-campus renovations and course offerings for both undergraduate and graduate students negate the possibility of a sleepy summer.
More than 400 students took classes for the summer term, participating in either six-week or 12-week courses. Class offerings ranged from general education English and science credits to internships, study abroad sessions and graduate courses.
Student workers have contributed in many ways to campus vibrancy throughout the summer. Berry’s expansive campus has been groomed and maintained by student workers throughout the hot summer. Students served as leaders for the freshman orientation program, SOAR. They also worked with the student enterprises and all major administrative offices giving campus tours, answering phones, and planning ahead for the upcoming year.
Several physical changes have been made to the campus during the summer months. Renovations in both the Memorial Library and Evans Hall create a rejuvenated climate for students to begin classes this fall, including new flooring and some external reconstruction. Julia Cottage, now a residence hall for women, also experienced renovations over the summer to prepare for the students who will be move in this month.
Article by Student Public Relations Assistant Sydney Kelly and photos by Student Photographer Blake Childers