College Colors Day is celebrated annually on the Friday before Labor Day. In 2022, this day falls on September 2. Students, parents, and teachers take part in the celebrations. To join the event, choose clothes in the colors of your college, which will show your love and respect for the educational institution. Believe me, when you are present at a student match and see spectators dressed in school colors in the stands, it is incredibly exciting. It fills you with strong emotions.
When we talk about College Colors Day, the colors of the college take on a completely different meaning. They become a continuation of the college’s identity, and, accordingly, the identity of millions of people for whom studying is an important stage of growing up. It is no secret that many schools choose their palette with great care and many graduates feel a lifelong connection to these colors.
The idea of College Colors Day belongs to the College Licensing Company. In 2004 they proposed dedicating one day a year to wearing clothes in the colors of your favorite educational institution. The CLC company is engaged in licensing of goods produced under the brand of a particular college. Sales statistics are steadily growing due to the influx of students. Products reminiscent of college colors are bought even by celebrities. Thus, they demonstrate pride in the ‘home’ that opened their way to the future.
- The first educational institution to have its own colors was the University of Arkansas. In 1895, a corporate palette was adopted by voting.
- At the University of Florida, two colors are considered official. They symbolize the schools that have united to form UF. The blue belongs to the University of Florida in Lake City, and the orange and black belong to East Florida Seminaries.
- The official colors of the University of Miami are orange, green, and white. They symbolize fruits, leaves, and inflorescences, respectively.
- Vanderbilt University’s colors of black and gold reflect the family’s success in the coal industry.
- The corporate colors of the University of Tennessee are orange and white. In 1889, delicate orange-white daisies were discovered in the courtyard of the educational institution. Since then, that combination has been approved as official for the UT.
How to take part
Share the holiday on social media and take photos in official colors to showcase the spirit of the college. Visit your favorite school or attend a student match. Organize a meeting for graduates and remember the best years of your life.
When is College Colors Day celebrated in 2023?
College Colors Day is observed on the on the Friday before Labor Day each year.