June 10, 2023

Seersucker Thursday!

Sweltering temperatures hovered near the century mark last week, but a hardy contingent of the UMW family looked a bit cooler suiting up for UMW’s unofficial Seersucker Thursday photo. The seventh annual practice was started at Mary Washington by Academic Advisor Charles Tate as a nod to the tradition begun in U.S. Congress during the 1990s to recognize the storied history of the light and breathable fabric, which became a Southern staple before the days of air conditioning.

Next year, Charles aims for a larger team of seersucker soldiers. Anyone interested in participating should contact Charles at ctate@umw.edu to be added to the email list.

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