Morse College Goes Snowtubing!

This past weekend many of my fellow Morsels and I braved the cold for a special free snowtubing trip to a nearby ski resort. Even with the added challenge of a broken ski lift, the trip was a super fun study break and a great bonding experience for the college community. 

A photo from the ski resort in the snowtubing section

The excursion began sharply at 5:45 pm when bright yellow school buses departed from Tower Parkway ready to take nearly 100 Morsels on the 45-minute drive to the ski resort. We arrived at the ski lodge and sat by the warm fireplace playing cards while waiting for our reservation to begin. We then suited up in our jackets, hats, gloves, and of course our Morse scarves. Even though we hand to contend with a steep walk up the hill and the cold, we spent hours sledding in the fake snow on large innertubes. We all grabbed free hot chocolate and rice krispie treats (courtesy of our college council) and boarded the buses once again to make the journey back to New Haven. At the end of the night we all arrived back to Morse grateful for the efforts of our college council and the warmth of our suites. 

A Morse College Council meeting, which always has delicious free food each (see Insomnia Cookies on the table). 

This event was a product of the Morse College Council. Each residential college has a college council elected by students to plan college-wide events. These councils have funds solely to plan heavily subsidized events and excursions. College councils are a great source of bonding activities like apple picking, trips to amusement parks (we go to Six Flags every year), and college formals which I covered in a previous blog

Snowtubing was a great break from all the hard work associated with the start of the semester. The residential college system is one of my favorite parts of Yale, and these trips are the perfect encapsulation of the community that is built in our colleges. I’m very thankful for our active college council and their fabulous events!