It's really pretty simple. W&L tradition suggests you should say "hi" to people you pass around campus. It's another manifestation of Lee's insistence that civility should prevail in our community. Don't worry, between classes and at other busy times you don't have to say "hi" 150 times on your way from one place to another. But at other times, participating in the Speaking Tradition is one of the little things that makes W&L your home away from home.