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Annette
Needmore, Pennsylvania
Sociology
Dance

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University Dancers, watching movies, exploring Richmond

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Pig Roast 2013

April 7, 2013

Pig Roast, a UR Springtime Tradition

Yesterday, the UR community held its annual Pig Roast. Pig Roast is a day dedicated to the arrival of spring on the Richmond campus. Celebrated on New and Old Fraternity Row, students of UR frequent the six different fraternity lodges. The women of Westhampton College don sundresses and sandals while the men of Richmond College wear button-down shirts and khakis.  Live band music fills the air along with the aroma of roasted pig and barbeque.

^^ That’s the general idea of Pig Roast. It’s a very fun day in which most of the campus participates. Though drinking is legal for the over 21 crowd, the basis of Pig Roast isn’t about alcohol, it’s about the community of the school.  In very few events during the year does the majority of the student body participate in a common tradition. 

For me, Pig Roast is a way to celebrate the spring with some of my favorite food (I LOVE pulled pork, I cannot resist and I think I had at least three platefuls yesterday), favorite music, and favorite people. I’m almost positive that some of the classic Richmond music selections were played by every band in every lodge, with the favorite being “Wagon Wheel.”  Though the Greek system is largely represented because it occurs on the Fraternity Rows, everyone on the campus is invited to attend and many people even invite friends and family to come as well.  I love being able to meet friends of friends and also introduce people from my different friend groups. 

Freshly roasted pig on the deck of the Sig Ep lodge!

My Freshman year roommate and I bonding on Pig Roast!

This year’s Pig Roast was definitely memorable and it’s something that I can look back and talk about with friends for years to come! 

I’m currently a sophomore at the University of Richmond and interested in Dance and Sociology. I applied Early Decision to Richmond because it had such a great mix of everything I was looking for academically and holds a deep appreciation for the arts. When I’m at school you can usually find me dancing in Frederick Rehearsal Hall, enjoying my study time in Boatwright Memorial Library, or trying to entertain my roommate with my jokes and facial expressions. Cookies are my favorite food, though macaroni and cheese is a close second. I am a part of the University Dancers for a second year in a row - and I love it! Something interesting about me: a major goal of mine is to be on the ‘Jeopardy’ show.