GO BLACK AND GOLD! GO GREEN! GO CARDINAL! Across the United States students, parents, family, faculty, fans and alumni celebrate College Colors Day every August 30 on the Friday before Labor Day. By rocking your college colors and apparel, you show spirit and school pride.
When you go to a college game and you look out all over the stands and on the field with cheerleaders, athletes, faculty and friends all sporting the school colors, it’s hard to be nonchalant because it all just looks. so. cool!
So, whether you’re still in school or those college days are long behind you, just for today — put on those old college t-shirts or watch your favorite college football game. True colors and spirit run deep.
College Colors Day Activities
Take a #famphoto, #selfie, or #squadphoto to show off that college spirit
Show your ultimate college spirit by sporting your favorite team's colors with your friends. Nothing says "GO TEAM!" like a selfie with your squad decked out in your alma mater colors (don't forget to use the hashtag #CollegeColors!)
Attend or watch your favorite collegiate football game
College campuses on game day are one of the most energetic places to be — walking around, you'd think everyone just won the lottery! Celebrate the best college way possible: tailgating and watching the football game with friends. There's no better all-encompassing college experience like game day.
Organize a night out with your college friends
Not only is college a place for sports, traditions, and fun, it's also a place to build lifelong friendships. To show your school loyalty, organize a get-together with your favorite college buddies. Reminisce about those glory days, relive those traditions, and show how college spirit lives in each one of you.
Why We Love College Colors Day
Coinciding with "back to school" and the kick-off of intercollegiate sports, College Colors Day gets us in that exciting, crazy-about-sports, college mindset. Even if your school years are behind you, wearing your colors makes you feel like a college senior again!
Rallying behind a team creates a cohesive environment where we feel accepted and included among a larger population. It elicits positivity and keeps us connected for a common cause with a "we're all in this together" mentality.
It keeps tradition alive
College colors, especially on game day, are symbols of traditions, history, rivalry, joy, fun, and even bitterness. There's something great and powerful in participating in something that's been around for decades and showing it off.