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Campus Traditions

When you’re an Auburn University at Montgomery student, there’s no shortage of things to do. Climb the rock wall in the Wellness Center, enjoy a round of Frisbee golf, spend a spring afternoon watching the Warhawk softball and baseball teams, grill out in front of Warhawk Hall, play ping-pong in Warhawk Alley or enjoy one of the many events put on by the Campus Activities Board or Housing and Residence Life.

From talent shows to cultural festivals, you’ll keep a busy social calendar. Here are a few of the traditions that help make the AUM student and alumni experiences so vibrant:

AUMFest
Free food? Count us in. Held each fall, AUMFest welcomes new and returning students to campus. Connect with classmates, make new friends and meet AUM faculty and staff. Food, snacks and a variety of activities make for a full day, while the evening ends with a free movie and more refreshments.

AUM Homecoming
There’s something for everyone – students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community. Student organizations compete for the coveted Chancellor’s Cup in a variety of activities, including the AUMazing Race, flat building and a Day of Service. The celebration includes an alumni reception, a student bonfire, a pep rally, food, live music and fireworks. On the final day, students and alumni enjoy tailgating before the women’s and men’s basketball games and the naming of AUM’s homecoming king and queen.

Color Run
Each fall, the AUM Wellness Center hosts what is easily the happiest run on campus as part of the Warhawk/Workplace Challenge. Come dressed to run, but leave wearing all of the colors of a rainbow by the end of the route.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Each September, AUM commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on September 17, 1787 and recognizes all who are born in the U.S. or who, by naturalization, have become citizens.

Curtiss The Warhawk
You can’t have a party without Curtiss The Warhawk, Auburn University at Montgomery’s feathered mascot. Officially introduced on February 2, 2012, and named by the student body, Curtiss is a fixture at AUM campus events and has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s top college mascots. AUM students voted to name him after the Curtiss P-40, a World War II-era aircraft, as a way to honor Montgomery’s aviation history.

Dragon Boat Festival
Our students enjoy paddling for a cause in this event, which serves as a fundraiser for local nonprofits. Each year, approximately 40 teams from Central Alabama and beyond converge on Montgomery’s Riverfront Park and race “dragon boats” in the Alabama River.

Durr Lecture Series

The purpose of the lectures is to present nationally prominent speakers to address aspects of the constitutional protection of civil liberties, especially those enunciated in the First Amendment of the United States of America Constitution. These liberties need forums so they can be expressed continually and affirmed, and nowhere in society is there a more appropriate forum than the university. The Durr Lecture Series enhances the learning atmosphere for students, faculty and the community at large, helping to fulfill the mission of AUM. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Greek Week
Open to the entire campus community, Greek Week features a full schedule of activities and events, including a Step Show, Meet the Greeks, a God and Goddess competition, a Greek Stroll and Dance. The grand finale is the Awards Recognition Program.

Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Breakfast
AUM celebrates the impact of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through an annual breakfast in January. This free event, open to AUM students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Montgomery community, provides engaging and informative programming. The 2019 keynote speaker, Xernona Clayton, worked closely with Dr. King during the civil rights movement.

Professors N’ Pajamas
Each semester, during final exam week, we invite students to take a break from their late-night study sessions and enjoy an evening breakfast featuring great food and fun activities. Visit with your professor over bacon and eggs or get help from a tutor.

Shriek Week
A university whose chosen colors are orange and black can’t help but celebrate Halloween in style. This October week of frightful fun includes a costume contest, creepy crafts, trick-or-treating and a haunted house that will make you scream.

SpringFest
There’s no better way to spend a day when the weather warms up in the spring. Bask in the sun and have some fun in the Quad by playing games, climbing a rock wall or grooving to live music.

Warhawk W.O.W.
When you enroll at AUM, it’s important to get acquainted with campus life as soon as possible. We kick off the first week of classes with daily activities and events that will help you become a full-fledged member of the Warhawk Nation. Free food, entertainment, workshops and the Student Resource and Involvement Fair represent

For more information on campus activities, contact cab@aum.edu and check the events on the campus calendar.