Campus life among SAFC and later Westmoorland students was closely-knit and led to many long-lasting bonds. Alumnae from the early 1900s recall gathering together to share chocolates, photo albums, and studying woes with their roommates and friends in the college dormitory. Yearbooks from throughout the early twentieth century hold tales of an intimate student body, with jokes, gossip, and fond memories always circulating.
Social events, including dances, parties, and teas, although chaperoned, occurred fairly often and included both students from San Antonio Female College and the nearby boys’ schools Marshall Training School, Peacock Military Academy, and Lakeside Classical Institute. Alumnae also mentioned various chaperoned dances with students from three nearby boys’ schools, as well as a tradition of discreetly wearing insignia and pins given to them by dance partners from the previous evening.
As the San Antonio Female College moved into its later iterations and became coed, its calendar of social events also evolved. For example, in the late 1930s, the University of San Antonio maintained its annual tradition—established during the school’s time as Westmoorland College—of a festival held at the end of the spring semester, interchangeably referred to as the Spring Festival and the May Fete. This event also connected the University to the larger San Antonio community: representatives from local high schools and colleges, as well as the alumni association, were welcomed onto the university’s campus.