Socially Distant Campus Activities
Sarah O'Neill

Tilton School has had students on campus for nearly two weeks now, and the Hill feels alive again! Next week, the remainder of Ram Nation will arrive for registration and move in. Although this 2020-2021 academic year is different than any we have experienced before, there are still many ways to enjoy our time on campus. Our Student Life team has been organizing socially distant, mostly outdoor activities that will continue throughout the fall.

Outdoor Activities on the Quad

One of the best parts of being on Tilton’s campus is seeing students enjoying the weather out on our academic and residential quad. Every late summer, early fall, and spring, Rams take advantage of the ample outdoor space. This year, organized events such as yoga, games of spike ball and cornhole, outdoor movies, and more will be occurring as weather allows. 

Walk/Run the “Back 40”

Tilton is privileged to have a 49-acre parcel of land located on the east side of campus behind the MacMorran Field House and Ice Rink. Known as the “Back 40,”  this is utilized by our cross country and mountain biking teams. It is also a great way to further explore nature with a walk or trail run.

Hiking Trips

Our residential staff has been taking advantage of New Hampshire’s top notch hiking by taking small groups of students on trips. No more than 10 students are present on these trips and all attendees are required to wear masks.

Read our post about Five Best Fall Hikes in the Lakes Region >>

S'mores Around the Fire Pits

Who doesn’t enjoy grabbing a blanket and snuggling up to a fire? Give us s’more of that. Tilton has numerous individual, mobile fire pits that can be organized with proper spacing between students. For small cohorts of students, the 2018 senior gift fire pit by our Maloney dorm is always a popular destination. 

Outdoor Athletic Opportunities

Our outdoor court on Dean Jeffries Lane is a great location for students to work on their shot, or challenge each other to a game of Horse. Nets setup outside of the rink offer a great opportunity for students to shoot pucks or play a game of roller hockey.

Arts and Crafts

Fun, creative activities like bleach art and tye dye are great ways to create memories Rams will carry with them for years to come. Chalk art helps brightens up campus as the incoming fall season shortens the days. 

Scavenger Hunts

All-school, small team challenges like scavenger hunts will be a norm throughout the school year. It’s a great way to bring everyone together with a healthy level of competition. 


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