The New York Times is reporting a little-known service that some universities are offering alums and supporters — after they die, they’ll maintain their ashes on campus in perpetuity.
One official from Centre College, in Danville, Ky, said that many people are highly mobile and don’t settle anywhere for long, but they forged life-long collegiate allegiances. The remains of seven Centre loyalists fill niches in a memorial wall designed for small urns.
I don’t know about you, but while I love my alma maters, I don’t know if that’s where I’ll want to spend eternity. What if the football team’s record heads south? What if my kids go to college at a rival institution so they never visit my grave? What if drunken frat boys … well, let’s not go there.
On the other hand, Theta Pond is very lovely this time of year.
What do you think? Would you consider a campus as your final resting place?