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Preston Residential College

Events and Trips

There are many ways to get to know your fellow Preston students. Try out a range of fun, new experiences by joining in on an upcoming event or trip.


Preston Calendar

View the calendar to see what's happening this week. Common spaces may be reserved by students, unless an event is previously scheduled.


Preston Trips

Find out details about upcoming trips or check out all the different places we've gone on previous trips.


Annual Events 

Preston is rich with tradition, but not stuck in tradition. What new initiatives will you bring to Preston?

Cereal Killers event

Cereal Killers and Sundaes on Sunday

Unwind from the stress of your schedule at our free, fun social for Preston students. Cereal Killers and Sundaes on Sundays are held on alternating Sunday evenings. All you have to do is bring your own bowl!

FEDEx event

Friday Evening Dining Experience

Have you ever tasted French food? What about vegan or Vietnamese? One Friday of each month, Preston residents venture out to restaurants in the greater Columbia area to explore new cultures through food.

Students singing the alma mater

Gatsby Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Join your friends and fellow scholars at our annual end-of-year banquet. Awards will be presented, organizations will be recognized, and we will bid farewell to those students who are moving on. Dress up for a great time!

Students sitting in a circle while discussing current events

Fireside Chats

This interactive forum gives Preston residents a unique opportunity to learn from expert faculty, community partners and visiting scholars on a range of topics. Past discussions include: Chocolate Around the World, the FIFA World Cup, the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and Women in Science.

Leadership Weekend

Leadership Weekend

Students will experience 1-2 days engaging in activities about leadership and teamwork while getting to spend time together as a community outside of campus. Past themes of leadership weekend include communication, delegation, inclusion, and more.

Students participating in a teambuilder activity

Leadership Seminars

Here's your chance to participate in a variety of leadership seminars. Learn skills to benefit you during your time in Preston and beyond.

Plus Gus team from Preston Cup

Preston Cup

It's our community-wide competition. Form teams with your friends and neighbors to compete for serious bragging rights!

Students at Paint War

Preston Palooza

Preston Government wraps up the academic year with a community celebration. This event often includes field day activities, music, food and giveaway items to celebrate.

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