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Sponsored Annual Activities


This annual event is typically held in the first month of the Fall semester, and brings musicians, comedians and other entertainers to campus. Other fun activities are also included during the event. Past years' guests have included The Roots, Old Crow Medicine Show and Reel Big Fish.


As part of the College's Homecoming festivities, the Office of Student Activities and the Student Activities Board sponsor the annual Homecoming Dance for students.

Global Celebration

IMG_0865For one week during the Spring, Earlham is transformed into a mirror of the world, with various cultures being represented on all parts of campus during the Global Celebration. Earlham's community includes members from 81 different countries, and this event allows them to celebrate and share their cultures with their peers. The goal of the festival is to recognize and develop the cultural diversity that exists at Earlham College.

Students may set up booths with information about their countries and provide activities or food for people to get a better sense of the true culture. Past festivals have included performances in Goddard Auditorium of singing, dancing and storytelling. Fashion shows are also popular as dress varies a great deal by region.

The Global Celebration is a time when the Earlham community can reflect on its truly international diversity. All students come away with a better understanding of the global nature of Earlham and how it impacts their lives as students of the world.

Little Sibs Weekend

Little Sibs Weekend has become a tradition at Earlham over the last decade. Current students invite their younger siblings to campus for a weekend of fun early in the Spring semester. Past events have included kite flying, swimming, rock climbing, a movie and t-shirt decorating.

Air Guitar

Earlham's annual lip-synching contest, a tradition since the mid-1990s, includes dozens of students, and occasionally even a College president. Acts are judged on lip synchronization, choreography, creativity, style, stage presence and whether they employed a faculty member.


Every spring, students organize and participate in Harumatsuri (Spring Festival). Students perform Japanese dances and songs, prepare and serve Japanese food, demonstrate Japanese tea ceremony and martial arts, and share their passion for Japan with Earlham community



While students are preparing for the end of the Spring semester, the Office of Student Activities helps them to relax by hosting SpringFest each year. This outdoor event features fun activities like bouncy castles, an inflatable obstacle course, a popcorn stand, corn hole and pedal cars.

Late Night Breakfast

During final exams at the end of each semester, the Office of Student Activities hosts a late-night breakfast, prepared and served by faculty and staff.

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