The University community celebrated the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in front of McMahon Hall at this year’s Light the Season hosted by the Office of Campus Activities. University President John Garvey usually lights the tree, but was traveling. In his absence, Jeanne Garvey shared a poem about Advent and the true meaning behind the start of the Christmas season. Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., University Chaplain, led the opening prayer and benediction.