If you ask any student what it is that they miss the most about home, chances are that the spot that occupies the immediate after ghar ka khana is their childhood friends and the joy of splashing colours on each other during Holi or biting into a slice of the local rich plum cake on Christmas. The first festivals away from home can be tough, and although colleges provide breaks for major festivals, students often don’t get the chance to travel back home for one-day events such as Holi or Janmashthami. There are also a plethora of intrinsically local events that colleges may not give holidays for. So does that mean our residents won’t celebrate? Absolutely not!
Our happiness managers at Tribe take the well-being of our Mumbai and Pune hostels’ students VERY seriously. So after a hoard of very serious meetings, here are some things they came up with that are practiced at every Tribe campus with tremendous seriousness-
No time to siesta, for it’s the hour of fiesta!
Sleeping the day away under dejected blankets during festivals is strictly prohibited at Tribe. Whether it is egg hunts on campus during Easter or Dahi Handi pyramids during Janmashtami, Tribe does it all. Get ready to get soaked in all-natural colours on Holi and roast mean barbeques on Christmas! We also make it a point to celebrate events such as Earth Day by switching off all our lights for an hour across all Tribe campuses to make way for candlelight dinners under the stars every 22nd of April. We also organize special spreads for all our female residents and staff on Women’s Day. Some other celebrations this year included special room delivery of baked goodies in our hostels in Mumbai and Pune on Valentine’s Day, nukkad nataks (street plays) on campus by Swatantra on World Theatre Day, and so many more that this website’s word limit just wouldn’t allow us to write them all!
It’s never a bad time for some relaxation- special screenings and movie nights!
Whether it’s a mani-pedi sesh at our all-girls hostel in Vile Parle or a movie night with peri peri popcorn and pepperoni pizzas from Cafe Mamaliga at Tribe Wakad, we make it a point to celebrate at least once a month for NO reason at all! From IPL screenings to F1 airing that makes you feel like you’re watching the Monaco GP from a balcony overlooking the track, we do it all. And needless to mention, Tribe is a no-noise zone whenever Manchester United is on the field. Sometimes, we even organize inter-campus events- events where residents of all Tribe campuses come over to shake a leg and eat good food- we recently even had Fiddlecraft perform live at our Viman Nagar hostel and entry was free for all our residents.
Freshers and Farewells like no other- DJs, food, afterparty and much more
From boho-themed incubations to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai-themed farewells (cause tussi jaa rahe ho, tussi na jao :’) ), Tribe parties like there’s no tomorrow. We like to do things a little differently at Tribe- so instead of a campus briefing on the very first day, we like to organize treasure hunts as a way for our new residents to get acquainted with the campus! Now isn’t that a vibe you want to be a part of? Residents groove to DJs and gobble up sliders, popcorn, mocktails, and shakes later.
Our latest Viman Nagar farewell, “WhiteOut ” was a send-off curated by our student representatives- Ramith, Aarshi, Harsh, Amaayra, and Arjan along with DJ Aditi Ismal. The only con of this event was the late realization that white might not have been the smartest dress code choice because the live pasta and spring rolls counter wasn’t exactly kind to our residents. But our students were quick to change and head over to Penthouze Pune, where the afterparty continued till the wee hours of the unforgettable night!
Want to get to know more about our student community programs or about all the events we organized this year? Drop a call at +91 8880868000 or visit us at @tribestays on Insta. You may even head over to www.tribestays.com and check out our gallery to get a glimpse of what these events at Tribe truly are like! See you soon!