Hanging of the Greens: A GCU Tradition Returns

By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

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The holidays are here and the semester is almost over. This calls for celebration! This year, Grand Canyon University is bringing back one of student’s favorite holiday events: Hanging of the Greens. The event will take place on November 28 from 8-10 p.m. in the GCU Arena.

The event has evolved over time, but has always been something students enjoy. In past years, the event has featured live music, good food, a beautiful photo booth, festive décor and fun crafts. This year will be no exception. Students can expect to come and have a good time dancing and celebrating the season with their friends.

Along with live music, the Arena will also be set up with craft booths for students to make things like holiday cards and ornaments. Many students enjoy taking a break from dancing to make crafts they can take home with them.

If crafts aren’t your thing, head to the photo booth and get pictures taken with all your friends. It’s a great way to remember the semester! The photo booth varies every year, but it is always spectacular!

Grand Canyon Beverage Company, GCU’s student-led coffee shop, will also contribute to the event by bringing coffee and hot cocoa for guests. In fact, there will be lots of food provided to accommodate the thousands of students who attend each year, so be sure to bring your appetite!

Another reason student love Hanging of the Greens is that it gives them an opportunity to get dressed up. This event is one of the few on campus where students can wear their fancy attire and many of them look forward to it.

The Canyon Activities Board puts lot of planning and effort into this event, but it is well worth it. Students love Hanging of the Greens and retuning students look forward to it year after year.

All students are welcome, but try and get there early as there is always a long line!

If you are interested in other events going on in the GCU Arena this year or want to learn more about Hanging of the Greens, visit our website!

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.