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A season of celebration and light

Watch the video from this year's Lighting of the Quads »

Members of the Johns Hopkins community gathered outside the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on a cool, clear November night for the Lighting of the Quads, an annual tradition that kicks off the holiday season at Homewood. The ceremony included holiday musical performances by the Pep Band, the Sirens, and the AllNighters before President Ronald J. Daniels concluded the festivities by flipping a switch to light up Keyser Quad.

"This is a tradition that's meant to lift our sights—if only for a few moments; we know you have more work to do—and remind us of the lightness and optimism of this time of year," Daniels said. "As we flip the switch, we celebrate this community and the illuminated wonder of this place."

The event, in its seventh year, was co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Hopkins Organization for Programming, and the Office of the Dean of Student Life.

Video was produced by Johns Hopkins students Ian Hooley, Erica Zehnder, Jacqueline Morea, John Belanger, Will Mason and Ben McGuiggan. View more student videos on Hopkins Interactive Video Blog