Blog: On and Off Campus

On and Off Campus is a weekly feature of Alumni/ae Programs, presenting short reflections by members of the On and Off Campus student writing panel as well as contributions by past and present faculty and by alumni/ae. Our readers are welcome to send proposed submissions, 300-700 words (though longer submissions may be acceptable under exceptional circumstances), to English and Art History teacher Rob Leith at, who oversees this feature, or to Kim Ablon Whitney ’91, Assistant Director of Alumni/ae Programs at (617.800.2731).

To the Young Women of the BB&N Senior Class of 2017 upon Starting College
Eleanor Hunter ’56

After graduating 61 years ago from Buckingham, do I wish I were a college freshman all over again?

Our senior class was only 13 students. We were there in preparation for the "man's world" beyond Buckingham. Buckingham was, after all, the preparatory school for Radcliffe College for Women.

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Hurricane Harvey: A Reminder to BB&Ners to Be Thankful
Ryan Sheft ’18

Sometimes it's easy to take a negative approach to life. For example, I often complain about my walk from First Lot to the school or the long lunch line at school. Recently I have been complaining that our first day of school was right around the corner. I sometimes complain that my favorite sports teams always stink (looking at you Jacksonville Jaguars).

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