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Preston Residential College events

Ceral Killers
Cereal Killers / Sundaes on Sundays

One Sunday evening, every other month, Cereal Killers is a great way to unwind from the stresses of class or just an awesome chance to meet people you didn't know lived in Preston Residential College. And the free cereal is always a plus! It's BOYB (bowl, that is). The companion event is Sundaes on Sundays—same idea, just with ice cream!

Fireside Chat
Fireside Chats

The Fireside Chat series is an interactive way for Preston residents to learn from expert faculty, community partners, and visiting scholars on a range of topics. This initiative is interactive and has explored topics such as Chocolate Around the World, the FIFA World Cup, the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, Cheese Around the World, and Women in Science.

Friday Evening Dining Experience (FEDEx)

Have you ever tried Ethiopean food? What about Indian, Chinese, Greek, Thai, French, Vietnamese or vegan food? Held one Friday each month, FEDEx takes Preston residents to different restaurants in the greater Columbia area where they can explore new cultures through food.

Gatsby Banquet and Awards Ceremony

The Gatsby Banquet and Awards Ceremony is Preston Residential College's traditional end-of-year banquet. Dress up for a great time including the presentation of awards, organization recognition, and a farewell to those moving on.

Leadership Retreat
Leadership Seminars

Each year, students can participate in various leadership seminars. Learn skills that will benefit your time in Preston and beyond!

PJs and Pancakes
PJs and Pancakes

Take a break from studying for finals and enjoy fresh-made pancakes and other yummy breakfast treats. The Preston staff and Associates love serving you brain food and helping you power through the end of the semester. PJs and highly encouraged!

Paint War
Preston Palooza

Preston Palooza is Preston Government’s end-of-year celebration for the community. This event often includes field day activities, music, food, and giveaway items to celebrate the end of the academic year.

President's Tea
Tea with the President

Each Fall, we join President Harris Pastides and Mrs. Patricia Moore Pastides for a lovely tea reception in their home.