Remembrance of things Graham

Graham Memories

Earlier this year, the Alumni Association asked alumni to submit their favorite memories of Graham. Here are the responses. Add your own memory using the comment box below.

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Taylor Baruffi

Attending and winning Saturnalia! Graham 400!

James Bennett

Frisbee in the quad and watching movies with buddies.

Adam Campi

Meeting all my best friends that I will never forget.

Phillip Craig

After winning the flag football championship my sophomore year, me and my graham buddies ran straight over to the gym to represent Alpha in the RLCA dodgeball tournament. We won 1st place and took the trophy home to Graham! they put up a poster with out picture in Graham 100 to celebrate us!

Caitlin Cutting

Hanging out in the stairwell making fun of the boys.

Katie Daw

Hanging out in the lounges and rooms with the 200 crew. And Max's Mr. Alpha.

Emily Entress

Sleeping in a blow-up in the graham quad pool on night., but having the sprinklers go ogg and soak us in the middle of the night.

Brenda Everling

Getting locked out and trying to pick the lock with a butter knife.

Mike Ford

One time it was raining freshman year and I was under dressed so I came to Graham to seek cover. After dashing through, soaking wet I reflected on the fact that I had never met a finer group of observers.

Joel Gaspar

Slip and slide across the quad. I used laundry detergent as the sliding agent- some guys ended up with chemical burns on the male parts. I am the last 4 year graham resident. 2 years as a student 2 years as a CF.

Tim Hill

Launching water balloons into the San Filippo quad.

Kelsey Houlihan

During CF training, I did my first mock alcohol violation write up. It was also my last.

Molly Kagel

I started to work at the SCU archives when I lived in Graham sophomore year. It was really interesting to learn about Graham's past, go back to my room, and try to imagine what it was like back in the 1960s.

Naveen Kollipara

Sitting in the lounge, talking with fellow students.

Connor MacNulty

-grill nights -trivia with CF -sitting in the lounges -funny farm -big rooms

Nick Matheres

Frisbee in the quad

Kendall McAllister

My favorite memory would e the day the boys of 200 created their own slip and slide in the quad. It was such a fun day, minus the chemical burns that they boys got from using laundry detergent and soap to slide on! :(

Patrick Migliazzo

Hanging out with Rachel, Hana, and Tillie.

Chris Mosier

Laying out in the sun.. plus also playing frisbee during the day!

Lauren Neville

Getting drunk off tequila out of cereal bowls on Halloween. I was Sandra Dee.

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  1. Debbie Medeiros Carey
    October 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Memories . . . Steve Martin at Pipestage . . . what a deal! And who could forget the quesadillas . . . Wine and Cheese on Tuesday nights and the great dance parties that included doing the hustle in Graham 400.
     When I started at SCU I was a little disappointed that I ended up on the "upperclassman" side of campus, thinking I would miss the fun associated with Swig. Soon I realized that I I had the best arrangements - I mean a pool right outside my dorm? What a community we built. Thanks for the memories.

  2. Debbie Medeiros Carey
    October 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Forgot to mention I lived in Graham 300 for two years before moving off campus and then spending my senior year as a RA in Swig on the 8th floor. Debbie Medeiros Carey Class of 80

  3. Ralph Hipps, class of 1980
    October 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Graham 200 was the best dorm on campus, period!! Playing frisbee over the pool and off the sides of the dorm wall all afternoon was a great stress reliever! Some even made it into the open windows! Then there were the post finals jam sessions out on the pool deck, fun stuff!! Those were the daze...

  4. Tom Horan ('77)
    August 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I lived in Graham 100 and I remember seeing a poor quality b/w flyer for " A Wild and Crazy Guy" with a silly balloon hat affixed to the light post outside Graham 100. Would sure like to have that now! As I recall the Doobie Brothers also played Pipestage. I also recall Huey Lewis and the News playing for a Law School function. But the most memorable was being part of the inaugural class of the "Living Learning Dorm" where I was exposed to all matter of things, including about 30 people who all went to see " The Exorcist" and then were too scared to go to sleep!