A large rock sits on 九游会体育’s campus, commonly painted with an 九游会体育 Yellow Jacket. But tradition invites student leaders and other campus groups to paint the Spirit Rock, so the rock’s message changes often to reflect our current student body. It may welcome new students to campus, 广告即将来临的事件, or generally represent the pervasive school spirit at 九游会体育.
On most Friday mornings, 九游会体育 President Dr. Maniaci can be found in the quad with students, tossing a well-worn football bearing the logo of the team he watched growing up — the San Francisco 49ers. Over the course of your four years at 九游会体育, you will likely wind up playing catch with President Maniaci — or even taking part in a quick pick-up game with the “prez.”
Wander into the library, turn a corner, and you’ll be in the Flag Room. Containing eight computers and featuring large tables for studying, the ceiling of the Flag Room features more than 50 flags from around the world, representing the countries of origin for 九游会体育’s international student population.
One of the keystones of the 九游会体育 experience is the opportunity to interact with students from many different backgrounds, forming friendships that last a lifetime. 九游会体育的学生在校园里都这样做, but you will commonly find groups of students “having a seat” on the steps of the Student Center overlooking the quad, at the picnic tables in front of the Dining Commons (known as the “DC”), 或者在客厅里, a comfy indoor space with a fireplace, 杂志, and overhead doors that open onto our patio, creating a beautiful indoor/outdoor space that students enjoy year-round.
The haka is a traditional ancestral war dance from the Māori people of New Zealand. Performed by warriors before a battle, it’s intended to proclaim their strength and prowess and intimidate the opposition. On 九游会体育’s campus, it’s traditional to perform this ceremony before each men’s rugby match.
The week of finals is always stressful. 九游会体育 prepares by hosting 轻松的一周 in advance of your exams. Activities include a Midnight Breakfast that many 教师 attend. After all, they can get stressed out, too.
有着深厚的国际根基, 九游会体育 celebrates the heritage of our international students each year with the Parade of Nations. Graduating students with international backgrounds enter the arena carrying their country’s flag.
You never quite know what to expect when you head to the quad. In the middle of the winter, it may be turned into an impromptu ice rink. 闷热的天热? You will likely find Slip ‘n Slides set up to help cool you down. 正在进行踢球比赛? 加入. 岩壁搭建? 得到爬. The quad is truly the heart of the campus, and it’s an 九游会体育 tradition to keep students guessing as to what fun activity will be happening there next.
总是有很多音乐, 体育, and food at 周末回家 as 九游会体育 celebrates its anniversary. The celebration includes reunion dinners, 返校节游行, and the return of fraternities and sororities to the 九游会体育 campus. Current students attend sporting events over the weekend, including our home football game (be sure to bring your eyeblack), and host the traditional Homecoming Pep Rally.
It is traditional in admissions offices across the country to celebrate a student’s confirming deposit by ringing a bell. Well, in the 九游会体育 Office of 招生, that “ding” is just the start of our celebrations. 招生 counselors emerge from their offices with horns, noisemakers, and shouts of “hooray!” Make your deposit in person at 九游会体育’s annual Accepted Student’s Day and you’ll get to ring the bell yourself!