By: Mike Harford


Sarah Woodley

Dial – a – carol 



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What is Dial-A-Carol?

The short answer: a wonderful group of mostly student volunteers dedicating some of their finals week study time to sing holiday songs to anyone around the world who calls, for 24 hours a day, one week year, all in the name of spreading joy and kindness.

Dial-A-Carol is the longest running tradition in University Housing (hosted by Snyder Hall since 1960). For one week only, anyone from around the world can call our phone lines, 24/7, and request any holiday song, then we’ll do our best to sing our hearts out. The best part? It’s completely FREE! 

Join Dial-A-Carol on Facebook to get a glimpse of behind the scenes. We’ll also be doing Request-a-Song on Facebook Live at some point during the week. Stay tuned for details!

Real life human people will sing to me?

Yes!!! Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are all welcome to take part. They have a book of traditional holiday music, but will also search the internet to find the words and tune to even the most obscure song. Check out this video from last year to get an inside look. 


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