- Every summer, the University president hosts a watermelon cutting on the Pedestrium, near the banks of the campus lakes. The tradition began in 1948 when late President Zach Henderson wanted to provide a cool treat to the students, faculty and staff who were still on campus during the hot summer months. Today, more than 200 watermelons, put on ice a week in advance, are used for each cutting.
GS Auxiliary Services, "Georgia Southern University Watermelon Cutting" (2018). Auxiliary Services Videos. 33.