Campus Traditions

While a handful of annual events and activities take place at Oregon State University, most students are often not able to articulate many university-wide traditions that help promote a sense of community and fun on campus. 

The Traditions Steering Committee, consisting of students, faculty, staff and alumni, was convened in fall 2013 to identify and develop campus traditions that correspond with the university culture, aiming to enhance the sense of community, curiosity and whimsy on campus.


  • Build affinity among students across class years
  • Develop a stronger sense of community campus-wide, as well as with the alumni community
  • Strengthen existing traditions while exploring the possibilities found in new traditions


Tracy Bentley-Townlin
Interim Dean of Student Life

Related Documents

Traditions Steering Committee meeting notes