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Preston Residential College events

Ceral Killers
Cereal Killers

One Sunday evening, every other month, Cereal Killers is a great way to unwind from the stresses of class or just an awesome chance to meet people you didn't know lived in Preston Residential College. And the free cereal is always a plus! It's BOYB (bowl, that is). Sponsored by the Preston Ambassadors.

Leadership Retreat
Leadership Retreat

Each year, select students participate in a leadership retreat. Learn skills that will benefit your time in Preston and beyond! Sponsored by the Leadership Team.

Friday Evening Dining Experience (FEDEx)

Have you ever tried Cuban food? What about Indian, Chinese, Greek, Thai, French, Vietnamese or vegan food? Held one Friday each month, FEDEx takes Preston residents to different restaurants in the greater Columbia area where they can explore new cultures through food. This great event was started by Faculty Principals Ken and Margaret Perkins, and continued by Tom and Sarah Terrill, long-time Preston Associates. Today, FEDEx is coordinated by a resident volunteer. Sponsored by the Leadership Team.

Gatsby Banquet and Awards Ceremony

The Gatsby Banquet and Awards Ceremony is Preston Residential College's traditional end-of-year banquet. This annual event is held outside in the Preston Residential College back garden each April. Residents are encouraged to dress up and to celebrate the culmination of another great year in Preston Residential College. Various awards are presented and graduating senior residents are honored with the presentation of the Preston Residential College Cord to be worn at commencement exercises. Sponsored by the Leadership Team.

Paint War
Paint War

At the end of the year, most students are looking for any excuse to get silly. Grab some friends and throw on some old clothes for an afternoon you won't soon forget! Sponsored by the Resident Mentors.

Sundaes on Sundays
Sundaes on Sundays

It's BOYB (bowl, that is). One Sunday evening every other month, join friends for ice cream sundaes! The line gets pretty long, so be there for the first scoop! Sponsored by the Preston Ambassadors.

Talent Showcase
Talent Showcase

Show us your talent! A display of some of Preston Residential College's more unusual talents and ideas. Come see everything from performances of monologues and songs to breakdancing and stand-up comedy. Sponsored by Hall Government.

Preston Tea
Preston Teas

Get together with fellow Preston Residential College residents and Faculty Associates for food, fun, and socializing! A good time will be had by all—guaranteed! Sponsored by the Leadership Team.