Traditions keep us connected to our beloved university

Traditions are born and traditions die, and while they survive, traditions can take on powerful lives of their own. With their regular occurrence and specific requirements for conduct, “traditions affirm our sense of identity and belonging,” says Richard Starnes, dean of WCU’s College of Arts and Sciences. “They help us connect to something larger and to each other. For a university, they help us to recall pleasant memories and reaffirm our sense of place.”

Read the full story in the fall issue of The Magazine of Western Carolina University.