Remembrance of things Graham
Earlier this year, the Alumni Association asked alumni to submit their favorite memories of Graham. Here are the responses. Add your own memory using the comment box below.
Our early St. Patrick's day morning breakfast of hash and eggs cooked on the BBQs... An excellent start to an excellent day.
Some of my favorite memories of Graham are: 1. Midnight breakfasts with Chris Boscia's delicious bacon and Zoe Segnitz's yummy blueberry pancakes. 2. ALL of the APLHA RLC events, especially Hollywood Does History movie nights in the Graham 100 basement, Graham-a-palooza, and Saturnalia competitions. 3. Running through the water of a broken sprinkler in front of Graham 100 with a group of Graham friends. 4. Working at the Graham Service Desk for three years, which allowed me to meet all of the amazing new ALPHA students and get to know each year's ALPHA staff really well.
-covering a friends room in post-it notes -watching movies in the basement
I have so many good memories of Graham, that it's hard for me to even put these memories down in writing! But some of my fondest memories would include the Graham socials that took place in the Graham courtyard. It was a time to gather with your fellow "Graham crackers," enjoy some tasty snacks, and participate in whatever fun activity the Alpha community staff had planned. Watching movies in the Graham courtyard via projector or going down to the basement to watch a movie was always interesting and exciting. Frequently, the basement of Graham would be transformed at night into CLUB A, in which students from any dorm/RLC were welcome to join in with the Alpha community for a fantastic night of lively dancing and frivolity. Now although the Alpha community often encouraged rivalry amongst the four buildings that made up the Graham complex (i.e. building competitions, Saturnalia, etc.) it also emphasized unity and celebrated the common interests of those residing within Graham. Finally, while living in Graham, I was able to make friends with some of the nicest people on the Santa Clara University campus! Some of these people I am fortunate to now call my closest college friends. And to this day, we still refer to each other as "the Graham kids."
Winning the "Hook-up" Competition for Saturnalia! AND study parties in the nook in Graham 300.
I loved living in a big house with all my friends!
I met all my close college friends, and my current boyfriend, in Graham. My favorite memories are late-night room parties, bumming around from room to room just to say hi to everyone.
Meeting my future wife walking down the stairs at 100.
My favorite Graham memory is meeting my fiance in Graham 100 our freshman year!
Dean Paul Dominguez
I will miss Cafe Socrates in the Graham basement, where we had interesting discussions about philosophy!
Barbecues on the lawn!
I was sitting in the Lounge of Graham 100 with a cute girl, who'll remain nameless, lest I besmirch her good name. It was towards the end of the school year and my attitude was uncharacteristically
Flashlight tag in the rain, ending in the pool at midnight.
Meeting my girlfriend, Annie, during early move in. We're still together!
The ALPHA Monday Socials in the courtyard or playing whiffleball/ultimate frisbee on the lawn
A dance party in the Graham quad during the root-beer float ice cream social on our welcome weekend. Tanning in between classes, drinking Jamba Juice. Late night pool dips on a dare.
Too many great memories! 1. Being woken up for crew practice every morning. 2. Meeting lifelong friends. 3. Campus Security breaking up a "party". Ended up being a dance off between me and my roomate. 4. Slip n slide in the quad.
In Graham 200 room 200, my roommate and I measured out the whole room and set up lofted couches with a big TV and a surround sound system. We kept our desks in the closets and would probably cram 10+ people in the room and go all night watching movies or playing games.
This isn't really a memory, but when I got the notification that Graham was being torn down, I immediately sent an email to all of my best friends from Santa Clara. I realized as I sent it that every one of them lived in one of the Grahams at one point. The fact that those people are still some of my closest friends speaks volumes about the Graham community at Santa Clara. My mom also lived in the Grahams when she went to SCU over thirty years before I did, and many of her friends from the dorm are still her good friends today. Graham holds some of the happiest memories of college--and life--for me.
Spending countless hours next to the Graham pool "studying" for finals spring quarter. Going to an A's game with the whole dorm. Helping all of the freshman move in their first day.
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