ph-traditionsUConn Nation has many long-running traditions that bind us together as a community. Remember ruining that old shirt during OOzeball? Or dancing the night away during Lip Sync or HuskyTHON?

Plan a visit back to the old alma mater with a bucket list of activities—or if you’re a student, get in touch with the Student Alumni Association to keep these traditions alive.

UConn Foundation Sponsored Events

photo of students playing oozeball

OOzeball is a campus-wide volleyball tournament—the twist? It’s played in eight inches of mud! The UConn Student Alumni Association created the game 33 years ago, and it has become an annual tradition—so popular that is was named “Best Mud Volleyball” in the country by Sports Illustrated.

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photo of students attending the senior send-off

The Senior Send-Off is our way of celebrating the graduating senior class before they become our newest alumni. Join in on the fun and say farewell (but not so long!) to your home away from home with free food and games, music, and giveaways.

Also for our seniors: Missed out on that study abroad opportunity? Looking for that one final vacation with your friends at UConn before starting post-graduate life? Grab your passport and join us for a {Senior Trip to Europe}. Travel to London, France, and Italy—without having to keep track of hotel confirmations or wondering just how well-reviewed that restaurant is.

Travel Around the World with UConn Alumni

Other UConn Traditions

Wondering what else is part of the long-standing traditions at UConn? Look no further than the Bucket List! Included are 81 activities that embody the past, present, and future of the university. Sled down Horsebarn Hill during the peak of winter, trek through snow to the One-Ton Sundae, take a picture in front of the UConn sign, and eat at the best spots on campus before you graduate. Missed a few things on the list? No problem! Come back to campus and check off a tradition every time you visit. Remember, you’re a Husky forever!