College News and Fun Facts: DePauw University
The Boulder. The Columbian Boulder, known as “The Boulder,” is located in front of East College. It was given to the University in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America. Several alumni bought it from a farmer who charged visitors 10 cents to view the “petrified turtle” he had on his farm. It soon grew to be a favorite meeting place on campus for couples meeting for chapel dates and honorary societies holding initiation rituals.
Old Gold Weekend. Originally, Old Gold Day was a way to stop the increasingly violent freshman-sophomore class scraps, battles over possession of the opponent’s flag or the Boulder in front of East College. In 1907, its first year, Old Gold Day was a program that began with chapel at 8:30 a.m., followed by interclass games and varsity football. Scheduled events continued throughout the day. The day concluded with a meeting in Meharry Hall where the varsity football players were awarded their D’s for their letterman jackets.
- Color: Old Gold and Black
- Mascot: Tyler the Tiger
- Admit Rate: N/A
- November 2, 2020
1,000 NIGHTS. The 1,000 Nights formal is for first-year students only, signifying the roughly 1,000 more days until graduation. It was inspired by the 100 Nights formal held each spring for seniors that marks the number of days until Commencement. … More
- October 30, 2020
In 2015, Richmond tied for first in the bachelor’s institutions category of universities producing the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars. Source Investiture. This event marks the formal introduction of first-year students into the College. Students are introduced to the history of … More
- October 29, 2020
Lehigh and Lafayette has had a rivalry as far back as 1884. Seal and Motto. “Homo Minister et Interpres Naturae,” which translates loosely to “Man, the servant and interpreter of nature,” taken from the works of Francis Bacon, was used … More
- October 26, 2020
Notable Alumni: Co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, attended UMD and graduated with a BS in Computer Science in 1993. Source Three-time Olympic gymnast, Dominique Dawes, attended UMD and graduated in 2002 after winning the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics … More