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The Bald Spot

The Bald Spot may be treeless, but it's rarely empty. This grassy expanse in the middle of campus sees a constant stream of activity: Frisbee games, al fresco studying and picnics in spring, broomball in winter, huge campus gatherings for Commencement and Reunion.

  • The Bald Spot
    The Bald Spot
  • The Bald Spot
    The Bald Spot
  • The Bald Spot
    The Bald Spot
  • Broomball team
    Broomball team
  • Bald Spot
    Bald Spot
  • Bald Spot
    Bald Spot
  • Broomball
  • Student Activities Fair
    The Student Organizations and Service Fair fills the Bald Spot at the end of New Student Week.
  • The Bald Spot in the fall
    The Bald Spot in the fall

    Photo:

    Liz Evison '10
  • Stevie P. displaying his slacklining prowess on a beautiful spring afternoon

    Stevie P. displaying his slacklining prowess on a beautiful spring afternoon

    We were slacklining and happened to see Stevie P. cutting across the bald spot towards us... so naturally we insisted that he give it a shot. He wasn't too hard to convince.

    Photo:

    Tor Hagen '14
  • Friday Afternoon Pick Me Up

    Friday Afternoon Pick Me Up

    Warm enough for a t-shirt, cold enough for ice. The Broomball sweet spot.

    Photo:

    Anna Callahan '13
  • Flooded Bald Spot

    Flooded Bald Spot

    Passed by an empty rink on my way home.

    Photo:

    Robert Hest '13
  • Ice Rink

    Ice Rink

    I was delighted to catch the rink-cleaners early one morning.

    Photo:

    Jaime Anthony '06
  • Eat the Lawn!

    Eat the Lawn!

    Sunflowers at Eat the Lawn

    Photo:

    Lauren Alexander '13

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  • Games Outdoors

    Games Outdoors

    Who needs a table to play a card game?

    Photo:

    Alanna Bares '16
  • Music

    Music

    Nothing calls for a jam session like the first warm Friday of the spring!

    Photo:

    Alanna Bares '16
  • Frisbee

    Frisbee

    Hope the disc doesn't slam into those guys...

    Photo:

    Alanna Bares '16
  • Friday Afternoon

    Friday Afternoon

    Slacklining magic

    Photo:

    Peter Varnum '08
  • Relaxing

    Relaxing

    Good relaxing on the Bald Spot.

    Photo:

    Peter Varnum '08
  • Frisbee or Ballet?

    Frisbee or Ballet?

    Catching a disc on the Bald Spot

    Photo:

    Jaime Anthony '06
  • Slacklining

    Slacklining

    Magic on the Bald Spot

    Photo:

    Jaime Anthony '06
  • Slacklining

    Slacklining

    These students are enjoying a gorgeous Friday afternoon on the Bald Spot.

    Photo:

    Jaime Anthony '06
  • Snowy Branches

    Snowy Branches

    All the tree branches became white after the new snowfall.

    Photo:

    Agnes Tse '16
  • A placard image for media work Cleaning the Ice Rinks
    A placard image for media work Cleaning the Ice Rinks

    Photo:

    janthony