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  • Garver Hall

    by Delaney Ray | Feb 08, 2017
    <p><img src="/images/default-source/default-album/garverhall1.jpg?sfvrsn=6d56ba62_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=BFFDB274BA2ABF46FE0C9BEE5F8E5B6030F92B76" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="GarverHall" title="GarverHall" /><br /> Garver Hall is the place to be, fun for you and fun for me! Garver is a traditional style residence hall that houses 130 men and 130 women and is split up by wings: guys on one side, girls on the other. The hall was named in honor of former professor and dean, Earl S. Garver, and there is a large mural of him in the lobby area. A large variety of people tend to live in Garver, so everyone fits right in! Hall council is a great way to stay involved and have an opinion in what happens in the hall, and they host fun activities for the residents to do! Some Garver activities include:</p> <ul> <li>Homecoming Competitions &ndash; All halls decorate for Homecoming and are judged to decide which is the best. Garver has always been a hall leader in the competition!</li> <li>Haunted Garver &ndash; Community children come trick or treating at a few of the halls a couple days before Halloween, and everybody has a great time decorating the halls! Garver&rsquo;s theme is always haunted and if you live in Garver, you get to participate in it and scare your fellow classmates!</li> <li>All Hall Picnic and Shoe Throwing Ceremony &ndash; Every year, right before summer break, Garver Hall Council throws a picnic party with lots of food, and any seniors who lived in Garver all four years get to throw a pair of their shoes up into a tree outside of Garver where they live forever. It&rsquo;s a fun, longstanding tradition!!</li> <li>Doughnuts for Finals &ndash; Ugh, this is the best activity of all! Every year right before finals week begins, Garver Hall Council buys a bunch of donuts for the whole hall. It is such a great little thing to break up your intense studying.</li> <li>Various Hall Council Food Meetings &ndash; Every so often, hall council will have a meeting that provides awesome food like homemade smoothies or wings from Pizza Hut!</li> </ul> <p><img src="/images/default-source/default-album/garverhall2.jpg?sfvrsn=7956ba62_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=77CA7992961325F1423C05E00F79E78F05417501" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="GarverHall" title="GarverHall" /><br /> <br /> In addition to the awesome activities offered throughout the year, Garver also has great amenities:</p> <ul> <li>Ping-pong tables</li> <li>Pool tables</li> <li>Air hockey table</li> <li>Vending machines and an ice machine</li> <li>Small kitchen on ground floor</li> <li>Microwaves on each floor</li> <li>Two laundry rooms, one on each side of the res hall</li> <li>And AIR CONDITIONING IN EVERY ROOM!!!!</li> </ul> <p>All the residence halls are great, but Garver is the best (don&rsquo;t tell the other halls I said that)! Plus, it&rsquo;s the closest to the gym and the food hall, so you can&rsquo;t really get much better than that!</p> <img src="/images/default-source/default-album/garverhall3.jpg?sfvrsn=4a56ba62_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=551A706A9AE224257F5B6D1D55DBA2D8E3B162AB" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="GarverHall" title="GarverHall" /><br /> <br /> <img src="/images/default-source/social-media-and-official-blogs/delaneyray088ad1922d02625b9ff6ff0000763cab.jpg?sfvrsn=da88b362_0" data-displaymode="Original" alt="DelaneyRay" title="DelaneyRay" /><br /> <em>Delaney Ray '19 is a Psychology and Sociology double major with a minor in Criminal Justice. She works as a Student Orientation Leader and a Library Desk Assistant in addition to blogging for MU. She never thought she would be a blogger, and her dream job is to work for the FBI in the behavioral unit.</em>