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Over its nearly 150 year history, Trinity University has developed traditions passed from one generation to the next. From climbing Murchison Tower during New Student Orientation, to birthday dunkings in Miller Fountain, to studying for exams by the magic stones, Tiger traditions celebrate the spirit of the campus.

Trinity Traditions

Tower Climb

As a Trinity student, you'll climb Murchison Tower twice: once at New Student Orientation and again when you graduate. The second time around, you are able to leave your mark by signing a brick if you make a donation for the senior class gift.

Tiger Rally

Excited about showing off your #TigerPride? Join the entire campus community at the Tiger Rally, held the first Saturday of New Student Orientation. Learn the Trinity fight song, meet LeeRoy, and then join Trinity alumni, faculty, and staff at a Tiger Tailgate, including games and food. Use your spirit to cheer on the men's and women's soccer teams immediately after the rally.

Signing the Honor Code

During first year convocation, you'll sign the academic honor code along with all of your peers.

Fountain Dunk

When your birthday rolls around, you may want to trade your jeans for swim trunks. Students are often dunked in Miller Fountain to celebrate.

Christmas Vespers and Open Houses

You will not want to miss the annual candlelight Christmas Vespers service in Parker Chapel, followed by holiday cheer in the open houses on Oakmont.

Campus Legends and Quirky Facts

Calvert Ghosts

On Halloween night, you may just see Calvert ghosts on the loose.

Cat Alliance | Trinity

More than thirty cats call our campus home. They are part of a 'trap-neuter-return' program, which is coordinated by faculty, staff, and student volunteers. Having a managed cat colony keeps the cats healthy, our students happy, and the total number of strays on campus down.

Kissing Pond

The garden between Murchison Hall and the Coates Esplanade features a serene koi pond and beautiful stone benches. This enclave is popular for romantic proposals.

Magic Stones

Legend has it that studying by the stones grants you good luck on your next exam!

Tiger's Nose

Rub the nose of our LeeRoy statue and bring good luck to the Tiger team! Legend has it that the cats gather around the LeeRoy statue at Bell Center at midnight.

University Seal

The Northrup Hall seal has special powers... According to rumor, students who walk on it don't graduate in four years. Watch your step!

Victory Bell

The bell is often brought to special events, where it is rung when the Tigers score points.

Annual Events

Chocolate Festival

Love chocolate? This is the event for you! Our campus is quickly filled with this lovely scent of chocolate.

Diwali

Attend the annual festival of lights!

Hallympics

Which residence hall reigns supreme? Residential Life sponsors these fun competitions between the halls at the beginning of each academic year.

Happy Friday

Watch the AcaBellas and the Trinitones perform at 12:22 p.m. in the Coates University Center lobby on most Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. The groups alternate weeks.

Last Great Reception

Share a toast with the seniors at this spring reception.

Late Night Breakfast

Eat pancakes in Mabee at this midnight tradition during exam week.

Maroon Fridays

Each Friday, wear maroon to show your Trinity pride!

Milk 'n Cookies

Student Involvement hosts Milk 'n Cookies in Student Involvement Office most Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

Momentum

The University's largest annual student-run dance production, Momentum features dance groups who perform in genres from tap to hip-hop. Tickets are required for this popular event, so get yours early!

Nacho Hour

The Division of Student Affairs hosts Nacho Hour in the Coates University Center lobby on most Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

San Antonio MLK, Jr. March

Make it a day on, not a day off! Join hundreds of Trinity students, faculty, and staff in the nation's second largest MLK March, held on Martin Luther King, Jr. day in January.

Spotlight

Trinity's annual student talent show showcases the skills and abilities of Tigers across campus. From singing and dancing to juggling and rollerskating, don't miss seeing the Spotlight on your friends!

Taste of Diversity

Try food from different cultures at this spring event!

TigerFest Gala

Dance with friends at this fall event sponsored by the Student Programming Board.

Trinity Night at the Spurs

Chant 'Go Spurs Go!' with your classmates at this NBA game.

Twilight at Trinity

Seniors, come celebrate your final days at Trinity at the Twilight at Trinity. Live music, dinner, and dancing—and don't forget the photobooth!

Wine, Dine, and Act Fine

Learn etiquette at this event sponsored by Career Services.