Legend has it that Patty was a homecoming queen that lived in Gardiner Hall soon after the hall was built. One day while she was taking a shower Patty slipped and hit her head, which killed her. She has been known to be seen walking the halls of Gardiner. Also it is said that in order not to upset Patty the portrait of Mabel Gardiner, the name sake of Gardiner Hall, would need to be hung upside down. If the portrait was ever hung upright, crazy and weird things would happen in Gardiner by Patty. It is also said that the night after the Homecoming football game Patty can be seen crossing the football field very late at night.