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On Tuesday, December 6 at 5:45 p.m., Seton Hall will be holding its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Just recently named one of the best college campuses for Christmas, students are gearing up to celebrate Christmas at the Hall.

The campus choirs will be singing Christmas carols, the Pirate will be taking pictures with everyone, and holiday treats and hot cocoa will be available. One of the best parts of the ceremony is that blue Santa hats are handed out.

The “construction” for the tree began weeks ago and workers have been adorning the tree with lights for about a month now.

As a senior, this will be my last tree lighting and it truly brings about a feeling of nostalgia. For the past four years, my roommate and I have been going to the tree lighting, sipping hot cocoa, and basking in the Christmas spirit.

The tree lighting has always been one of my favorite “campus life” events because even though finals are approaching and everyone is busy, it’s the one time of year where we all stop what we’re doing and enjoy one another’s company.

Since I’m graduating in December, this will be the last time as a student that I’m able to gather with my fellow classmates.

The tree lighting ceremony is a staple for SHU students and is displayed throughout the month of December, bringing holiday cheer to the students during a stressful time in the semester.

Rebecca White is a junior at Seton Hall University in New Jersey where she is majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Writing. She has been on the Dean’s List every semester of her college career and will graduate a semester early in December 2016. During her internships she has conducted celebrity and author interviews. Rebecca is a writer for her college newspaper, The Setonian, and is the Arts and Entertainment copy editor. She aspires to be a novelist while working in the publishing industry, either as a book editor or magazine editor.
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