Faculty, staff and students will celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with the 85th annual Tree of Light on Thursday (Dec. 1).
The tree-lighting ceremony will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the Academic Building 1 Mall Area.
University President James F. Gaertner will speak at the event, the Orange Pride dance team and university choir will perform and hot chocolate, hot wassail and cookies will be served.
In addition, the Office of Student Activities will collect canned goods at the ceremony for a drive to benefit the Good Shepherd Mission.
All students, organizations, faculty and staff are invited to participate, and canned goods should be brought to the ceremony.
In addition, the office will encourage students and organizations to bring one ornament to decorate the tree sometime before the ceremony, according to program coordinator Angie Burns.
For more information, call Student Activities at 936.294.3861.