Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tradition: Van Winkle Gates
(Van Winkle Gates, Providence, RI (C) Tiner).
It's exciting that winter is far behind us and in approximately a month, Ruth Simmons will open The Van Winkle Gates for Brown University's class of 2008.
The Van Wikle Gates are only open twice a year: once during commencement and once during convocation. It is tradition to enter the gates on the first day of school during your freshman year and walk through them four years latter after graduation ceremonies.
Congrats to all of this year's graduates, especially my close friends Jackie, Kate & Devon.