As the fall semester draws to a close, so too does the fine weather and beautiful foliage associated with the season. This week, we’ll celebrate a time-honored student tradition, just in time for finals – studying outdoors.
A student studies under a tree, amid a pile of fall leaves – a common sight on campus!
A group of students gather in front of the Cunningham Fine Arts Building (Cunningham Theatre Center since 2009) in 1969. Photo by Earl W. Lawrimore (Class of 1966).
An unknown student reads at the base of a pillar in front of Chambers Building.
Two unknown students study on a bench with Chambers Building in the background.
A student studies on the steps of the Old Well.
Two students study on the steps of the Grey Library (now Sloan Music Center), 1971.
Students study on Richardson Plaza, between E.H. Little Library and Chambers Building, 1975.
And unknown student studies on a wall outside of E.H. Little Library, during the 1978-79 school year.
Reggie Leggette (Class of 1987), Andrea Ward, and John Hain (Class of 1985) sit on the lawn near Chambers Building, studying with four dogs, 1984.
A group of students gather outside in front of Elm Row, possibly for a class meeting.
David Johnston (Class of 1990) studies in the grass in front of Chambers Building. Photo by Lucy Silver (Class of 1991).
Susan Fischer (Class of 1995) studies in a hammock, 1994.
Two students make the most of studying outdoors, circa 1994.
Theodore Edward Curey and Jin Hyuk Chang (both Class of 1996) study at desks outside, 1996.
Hopefully current Davidson College student are inspired by their studious predecessors, and will move back outdoors in the spring!