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Garver Hall

by Delaney Ray | Feb 08, 2017

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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:

  • Homecoming Competitions – All halls decorate for Homecoming and are judged to decide which is the best. Garver has always been a hall leader in the competition!
  • Haunted Garver – 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’s theme is always haunted and if you live in Garver, you get to participate in it and scare your fellow classmates!
  • All Hall Picnic and Shoe Throwing Ceremony – 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’s a fun, longstanding tradition!!
  • Doughnuts for Finals – 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.
  • Various Hall Council Food Meetings – Every so often, hall council will have a meeting that provides awesome food like homemade smoothies or wings from Pizza Hut!

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In addition to the awesome activities offered throughout the year, Garver also has great amenities:

  • Ping-pong tables
  • Pool tables
  • Air hockey table
  • Vending machines and an ice machine
  • Small kitchen on ground floor
  • Microwaves on each floor
  • Two laundry rooms, one on each side of the res hall
  • And AIR CONDITIONING IN EVERY ROOM!!!!

All the residence halls are great, but Garver is the best (don’t tell the other halls I said that)! Plus, it’s the closest to the gym and the food hall, so you can’t really get much better than that!

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DelaneyRay
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.

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