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Traditions

BONFIRE

FAU BonfireSince the first match was lit in 2008, the Student Alumni Association Fall Bonfire has become one of the most exciting and best-attended on-campus events of the year! The kick-off of the Owls’ football season and the new school year are celebrated together, with thousands of students and members of the FAU community in attendance. Make sure to come out and be a part of FAU’s #1 tradition, the Annual SAA Fall Bonfire.

RING THE Taylor Victory Bell

Rind the Taylor Victory BellThe Taylor Victory Bell can be heard ringing after almost every athletic win at home! Donated in 2010 by lifelong FAU supporters Robert “Crash” Taylor ’75 and his wife, Nina, the bell has become a staple of FAU tradition. Weighing in at more than 60 pounds of solid brass, the Taylor Victory Bell is something you have to see with your own eyes! Do your best to be there after an FAU victory for your chance to ring the bell with the Owls!

BURY THE Burrow in Red

Bury the Burrow in RedMake sure you don’t miss the annual “Bury the Burrow in Red” game against our biggest rival, Florida International University! The annual contest takes place at the Burrow, home of the FAU men’s and women’s basketball teams. Wear red, be loud and help your Owls bring home the victory! This is an event you don’t want to miss!

JOIN THE Homecoming Festivities

Join the Homecoming FestivitiesThe Homecoming Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the annual Homecoming Week, which is a celebration that brings the campus community together with events such as the kick-off BBQ, parade, student organization competition, Fall Family Fest, king and queen coronation, 5K Run Fun, ExtravaCANza, Talon Awards, Homecoming Comedy Show and tailgate party. Homecoming is a University wide program of Student Government and is advised by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership.

FOOTBALL GAME Tailgate at The Rat’s Mouth

Tailgate at The Rat's MouthExperience the sights and sounds of Owl tailgating at “The Rat’s Mouth.” Prior to each home football game at the on-campus stadium, join fellow FAU students in the green area on the west side of the Williams Administration Building. Watch as FAU’s Marching Band leads our football team down the Breezeway from your spot at “The Rat’s Mouth” two hours prior to kick-off and enjoy all the other festivities that come to life around you.

TAKE A PICTURE WITH Owlsley

Take a picture with Owlsey!Owlsley is the official mascot of FAU. He can be found at every home game and major event on campus. Cuddle up close for a picture with Owlsley!


VISIT THE Owlsley Statue

Visit the Owlsey StatueThe Owlsley statue was the senior class gift from the FAU classes of 2008-2011. Student Government and the Division of Facilities helped fund the project. As part of a new tradition, members of the football team touch the statue for good luck as they pass by during their “Owl Prowl” parade through campus to the stadium on game day.

GET FIT WITH Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation CenterCampus Recreation enhances the quality of life for the FAU community by encouraging active and balanced lifestyles and facilitating student learning through participation in recreation programs, services and facilities. The Recreation & Fitness Center includes a state-of-the-art fitness facility, three multipurpose courts, group fitness performance studios, club style locker rooms, an outdoor leisure and lap pool and a student lounge—the perfect place to work out, relax and be engaged in campus life. Other student recreation facilities include the Track & Field Complex, the Henderson Recreation Fields and outdoor basketball and tennis courts. In addition, Campus Recreation provides outstanding year-round programming that includes group fitness, intramural sports, club sports, personal training and special events. All facilities and programs are available to FAU students with a valid Owl Card. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/campusrec.

WELCOME TO Greek Life

Greek Life at FAUCollectively, fraternities and sororities constitute one of the largest student groups on campus and foster friendship, scholarship, community service and leadership. It’s about bettering the FAU community, building traditions, learning valuable lessons and establishing lifelong friendships. Each fraternity and sorority at FAU was founded on the basis of shared values; however, the journey to brother/sisterhood is unique to every individual, just as each person in FAU’s Greek Life community is a unique individual. At their core, fraternities and sororities offer the opportunity for leadership experiences that can enrich a student’s life on campus and beyond. For more information about Greek Life at FAU, visit www.fau.edu/greeklife.