October 4, 2023

Seersucker Thursday

Summer wouldn’t be complete without the annual University of Mary Washington Seersucker Thursday. Began in the United States Congress in the 1990s, Seersucker Thursday was started as a tradition to recognize the past Southern U.S. history when seersucker, a light and breathable fabric, served in place of the yet to be invented air conditioning. At UMW, the tradition was started by Charles Tate at the Stafford campus when he decided that we could outshine Congress! And it seems that we are doing just that. Congress discontinued the tradition in 2012, but we will carry it on. Anyone is welcome to join in the tradition. Contact Charles Tate if you’d like to be added to the email list.