Traditions at U of S explored

The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association wants to record historical and current U of S traditions, and we need your input.

As can be expected, many traditions have emerged, changed and even disappeared throughout the history of the U of S. You may fondly remember things like Frosh Week, the Snake Dance, the Toga Run the Coronation Ball, Winter Carnival, Senior Stick and Senior Pin ceremonies and other college-based events and initiatives.

A project being undertaken by the U of S Alumni Association seeks to capture past and current traditions, and it will explore and encourage the continued growth of traditions.

Jason Aebig (BA'99), president of the Alumni Association, says, "The mission of the Alumni Association is to build upon a proud history and tradition at the U of S and to foster lifelong relationships between the university and its alumni. To fulfill this mission, we need to better understand our current and historical traditions and how those continue to affect the student experience and connections with the university after graduation."

The project is also looking to the future. "Campus life has changed so much over the years. We need to balance tradition with a dynamic and changing learning environment," says Aebig. "How can we connect the shared experiences we all have as members of the U of S community—past, present and future?"

Submit your university-, college- or club-based stories, photos and ideas by emailing (please limit submissions to 500 words or less).

Contact us with your questions or for more information.

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