• The Burton Conner Apple Bake is one of the 'core' programs for the Burton Conner community.

    The Burton Conner Apple Bake is one of the 'core' programs for the Burton Conner community.

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  • Burton Conner residents were welcomed into the Porter Room to sample the Apple Bake submissions in categories of: Apple Drinks, Apple Breakfast, Apple Art, Apple Crisp/Cobbler/Pie, Apple Dessert, Apple Abroad, Appletizer (Meat), Appletizer (Vegetarian), Most Creative and Best Overall.

    Burton Conner residents were welcomed into the Porter Room to sample the Apple Bake submissions in categories of: Apple Drinks, Apple Breakfast, Apple Art, Apple Crisp/Cobbler/Pie, Apple Dessert, Apple Abroad, Appletizer (Meat), Appletizer (Vegetarian), Most Creative and Best Overall.

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  • 'Apple Bake brings the Burton Conner community together like no other event. Not only is it fun to see how creative and ingenious the students can be, it is great to see the residents cheering on their peers,' said Area Director Michelle Lessly.

    'Apple Bake brings the Burton Conner community together like no other event. Not only is it fun to see how creative and ingenious the students can be, it is great to see the residents cheering on their peers,' said Area Director Michelle Lessly.

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  • Lynn Yu '16 is one of the many Burton Conner residents who participated in the annual event.

    Lynn Yu '16 is one of the many Burton Conner residents who participated in the annual event.

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  • Winners of the Apple Breakfast category earned bragging rights and celebrated with Tim the Beaver and their House Team. From left to right: Sam Trabucco, Rachel Nations, Tim the Beaver, Housemasters Anne and William McCants, Cynthia Jing, Nathan Miller, and Kayla Berry and Kalen Berry (GRTs).

    Winners of the Apple Breakfast category earned bragging rights and celebrated with Tim the Beaver and their House Team. From left to right: Sam Trabucco, Rachel Nations, Tim the Beaver, Housemasters Anne and William McCants, Cynthia Jing, Nathan Miller, and Kayla Berry and Kalen Berry (GRTs).

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Slideshow: Apples + Burton Conner = Apple Bake!

Burton Conner residents were welcomed into the Porter Room to sample the Apple Bake submissions in categories of: Apple Drinks, Apple Breakfast, Apple Art, Apple Crisp/Cobbler/Pie, Apple Dessert, Apple Abroad, Appletizer (Meat), Appletizer (Vegetarian), Most Creative and Best Overall.

Residence hall’s annual event is the apple of its eye.


In the spirit of fall in New England, Burton Conner hosted its Annual Burton Conner Apple Bake on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 4. Apple Bake is a Burton Conner tradition that takes place every fall, where almost every Burton Conner resident participates through the submission of dishes or artwork — where the key ingredient is the apple. This year, there were 222 submissions.

Judges of the event included all members of the Burton Conner House Team; former Burton Conner Graduate Resident Tutors (GRTs); former Housemasters Roe Smith and Bronwyn Mellquist; current Housemasters Anne and William McCants; Henry Humphreys, the senior associate dean for Residential Life and Dining; and several members of the Residential Life Programs staff.


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