College News and Fun Facts: Emory University
Dooley’s Week: Dooley, a skeleton used in the biology department in 1899, became the unofficial mascot and guardian of school spirit at Emory. Once every year during Spring an unidentified student dresses up as Dooley and upholds school spirit and creates mild mischief. The student even has the ability to end a class early just by walking in and declaring the class to be over!
Perfect for Writers: Considered one of the best writing programs in the United States, Emory was ranked #1 for writers by Huffington Post and USA Today.
Oxford Olympics: At the start of each year every dorm on campus takes part in a day of Olympic activity, competing against one another in tug of wars and water balloon fights!
Wonderful Wednesdays: Wednesdays are wonderful at Emory College, thanks to Wonderful Wednesdays. For many years, Emory College held no classes on Wednesdays; that’s no longer true, but the day remains special. These days, Wonderful Wednesdays encourage school spirit as the entire Emory community gathers at Asbury Circle on Wednesday afternoons.
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- Color: Blue and Gold
- Mascot: Dooley and Swoop
- Admit Rate: Emory College: 18.5% (Class of 2022). Read more
- 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