Campus Traditions

As you probably noticed during your visit to campus, we hold a lot of traditions here at Wittenberg. We are proud of the light that continues to be passed down throughout our long history here in Springfield, Ohio, and we can’t wait for you to come in and create some of your own! Check out some of our favorite traditions to this point.

Myers Sunrise the Morning After Graduation

Every year after graduation the senior class fills up the steps to Myers Hall as they watch the sunrise and reminisce about their four years of #FlyingtheW

Stepping on the Seal

Don’t do it. It won’t break your mother’s back, but it could her heart when you step on it.

Wally Witt

No one is really sure how he got there or why he’s so famous, but Wally is the man. Give him a wave on your way to the Student Center.

Sledding the Hollow

Yeah, we know you didn’t pack a sled for college – no one ever does. Grab the flattest thing in your room and let’s shred some snow in this Winter.


You’ll see! Don’t miss the bell for a full day of fun, hanging-out, and celebrating our community.


The Springtime is a beautiful feeling on this campus, and it gets even better when you hear of an awesome headliner is making her or his way to campus to perform! Free concert for the students – a can’t miss.

Code Red Games

It may become challenging to support the athletic teams as you get busier, but Code Red games are a force to be reckoned with. Grab your face paint!

Alumni Way

Take a look down the walkway of bricks throughout the middle of campus. Maybe you’ll see a name or two as you walk by.

4Paws Puppies

Yes. They do love being pet, and it’s a great way to get involved in the campus community. There is a local branch in Xenia, which is where all the puppies come from.


Just like you never thought to pack a sled, you probably didn’t think to pack a hammock. In the spring (and sometimes fall!), find a couple trees on campus to hang your hammock while you study.

Involvement Fair

This celebration on the first Thursday of classes serves as both a welcome back cookout for students, faculty, and staff, as well as an easy way to check out the over 120 ways to get involved. We know…120 seems like a lot…but find your one or two things to get involved with and you’ll be just fine!

Metal Tigers

Hidden around campus are 15 small, metal, tigers - each representing one of Wittenberg’s previous Presidents. To find them, dive into Wittenberg’s history and learn about each President’s impact on the campus.

Commit to Witt

We celebrate community. Commit to Witt is a day every year that alumni, students, and friends show their support for Wittenberg!

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