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“Wonderful Wednesday” is Marvelous Monday this year

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 10, 2017) — It is a “Marvelous Monday” at Milligan College. Classes for traditional undergraduates have been canceled today, April 10, and a variety of social activities, including a professionally-produced fireworks display, petting zoo and hot air balloon rides, have been planned for the college’s annual surprise holiday.

This spring holiday for the Milligan community is a college tradition dating back to 1969. Known as “Wonderful Wednesday,” the holiday does not always fall on a Wednesday. A veil of secrecy surrounds the exact date and theme of the surprise holiday each year. Activities are planned by Milligan’s Campus Activities Board.

This year’s theme is “Unleash Your Wild Side,” turning Milligan into a jungle.

“This may be the most anticipated day of the school year for our students,” said Jason Onks, director of campus activities. “The day is packed with activities, games and special food leading up to a fireworks display at night. It’s a great way for students to take the mental break they need just before the final push to the end of the semester.”

Kicking off this “Marvelous Monday,” many events are scheduled throughout the day, weather permitting:

  • Hot air balloon safari offering an incredible view of campus
  • Brunch at the Watering Hole (McCormick Dining Center in Sutton Hall)
  • Water slide at the Tigris River (Buffalo Creek)
  • Petting Zoo on the Grasslands (Village Lawn)
  • Disc golf, volleyball and bubble soccer
  • Fireworks at night
  • Movie in the Jungle (Gregory Center Lawn)


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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