I know it’s way late, but I just wanted to share one of my favorite dorm traditions: Secret Santa! Each December, right before winter break, we gather as a dorm to share the gifts each of us has secretly given to a dormmate.
The givers are not randomly assigned (proctors and dorm faculty decide who gets who), but we usually make an effort to put people together who might not be the closest friends. Then, each kid has to buy/make a gift that is less than five dollars for their recipient. To find a good gift, the Secret Santa has to get to know his person a little better and get a little creative. It’s a great bonding experience for the dorm, we always have a ton of fun, and there are usually some amazing, hilarious, and even meaningful gifts.