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.
My best friends to date and my other dorm-mates got together while I was studying in the library and moved my entire room to the inside of the pool area (bed, desk, chair, sign on the door.)
I enjoyed my Freshman and Softmore years at the Graham complex.
Trying to solve the mystery of who stole the white boards off the girls doors. -It was Percy Tejeda
The MCC in the basement of Graham 100 was my home for 4 years even though I only lived in Graham 300 during my freshman year. I hope the mural in the basement of Graham 100 will be removed and not destroyed. My freshman dorm room was on the second floor of Graham 300 on the corner that faces the street intersection, I remember that ROTC would run past super early in the morning chanting when the rest of us were trying to sleep and on the weekends the drunk students wouldn't help either--it wasn't very conducive to sleep, but I can look back and laugh about it now.
Days of our lives in the lounge. Making my closest friends ever!
Kathy (Kneeshaw) McIntosh
I met my husband in Graham 100!
In December during finals week, my friends celebrated my boyfriend's (now husband's) birthday by throwing him in the pool... 2 years in a row!
I have several good memories of my Freshman year in Graham, but two memories stick out as my favorites. One occured at the beginning of the year when a girl, Ann Lu, came down from her room and knocked on my door. (We had talked a little to each other earlier that night while watching tv in the lounge upstairs.) She was checking to see if I wanted to take a walk. My heart pounded because she was pretty and had a beautiful smile. I remember walking around the campus with her, particularly around Mission Gardens. Freshman year was starting to look a lot better. Another memory is when Ann and I had started dating a few months later. We went on a double date to a dance in San Francisco with my friend Keith Palmer, who lived next door to me, and his girlfriend. I remember we all dressed up, and it was fun watching Ann come down the stairs wearing a dress, especially since she was a jeans and tee-shirt kind of girl. Some of her friends were embarrassing her by whistling and making other noises to show their approval. It was a very good night. The dance was fun, and all of us had a good time.
I have a lot of memories in that dorm. I am still good friends with one of my neighbors from Graham 100. We were groomsmen in each other's weddings. I started dating one of the girls who lived upstairs from me in Graham. We continued dating for 6 1/2 years, and were are still good friends. I have only been back to campus a couple of times since I graduated in 1995, but I always thought I would have a chance to show my 3 kids where I lived when I attended Santa Clara. They are probably too young to appreciate it right now.
Dear Graham #200 1990. The Beginning I called you home from Aug - June ( I played football ) so I got to campus before most other freshmen. Getting my first phone ( under my roommates name ) he played a sport at SCU as well. The Middle Coming home(to Graham) after Christmas break. Having the phone shut off - lack of payment. To many long Distances calls ( I guess ) The End Using the hall phone( public phone ) because it was right outside our door. And the best memory I have is everyone is Graham 200 knew if the phone ( public ) rang to just knock on our door because it was for one of us. My mother got to talk to everyone in Graham that year because of the phone situation. Graham you will be missed... I also have one about the Pool.... but that can only be told over drinks at the
As was the tradition, each resident got tossed into teh Graham pool on his or her birthday. It was very cold.
Watching Hans and Frans on Saturday Night live in the lobby, wrestling in the hallway, Graham poolside view and meeting my wonderful wife!
Playing laser tag at the outdoor arena.
Sig Ep Mud Wrestling in 1988. Several unnamed wrestlers left the mud wrestling event at the Oreo House and jumped into the Graham pool turning it into a swampy mess. My roommate and I had both wrestled and had originally gotten blamed until we showed that we had gotten mud all over the dorm bathroom cleaning ourselves up and couldnt have jumped in the pool. The next day, people are sunning around the Graham swamp. Father (I thought it was Smolarski) walks through the complex and past the pool where he abruply stops as he notices the mud. He is audibly heard saying
Good days nice people to be around
Good memory of fellow students dorms were a home away from home
Chatting with dorm neighbors in the common area outside of my room.
Getting tossed into the Graham pool on my birthday!! This was a great Graham tradition. And one can't forget running to the downstairs commen TV to fight over which soap to watch at lunch.
The pool and tv room. Blended drinks...
Comedy nights in Graham central station.
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