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Pajamarino is Here!

October 11th, 2013 by Jenny Hodge

Hope you plan on kicking off your Homecoming weekend by enjoying Pajamarino tonight. Get your pajamas on and get ready to party along with alumni and friends. Our Mr. Spud is dressed and ready to go! You can find more information on the festivities here.


Look Familiar???

October 7th, 2011 by Jenny Hodge

Who are these students and what are they doing?  Well we know the answer to the latter half of that question.  This photograph from the University Archives shows students taking part in the Pajamarino rally during Homecoming, circa 1950-1959.  Students wore pajamas and other adornments on their way to the train station to welcome back alumni the night before the big homecoming game. In looking at this picture can anyone identify these participants?  Narrow down the year?  As the 2011 Homecoming Week culminates next week with welcoming back alumni for the football game we thought we’d see if any alumni could offer up their own reminiscences of Pajamarinos past.  What kind of memories do you have?  Did you march in and out of local businesses to the beat of the marching band on your way to the station?  This pajama clad group seems to have appropriated an old fire truck, how did you make your way to the station to greet alumni returning by train?

Look Familiar???

September 30th, 2011 by Jenny Hodge

Below is a photograph from the Frosh-Soph Brawl of 1954, the event tug of war.  A previous blog post explained what the stakes were but we would love to know some of the people involved in this classic campus tradition.  Who were these students?  Were all freshmen and sophomores involved in the Brawl?  How were teams chosen?  And finally is this a photograph of the winning team?  Please comment on this photograph from the University Archives, UAP-03488 as well as your own memories of campus life as a freshman.