Dragon Day

  • Students welded the steel tube dragon frame for Dragon Day 2014.
  • The dragon covered in plastic on the morning of the parade.
  • AAP shop technician Brian Beeners advising first-year architecture students during dragon construction.
  • First-year students position the dragon before departing on it's campus journey.
  • Architecture students dressed for the occasion.
  • Architecture students dressed for the occasion.
  • Golden opportunity for architecture students.
  • The parade gets underway!
  • Architecture students led the way.
  • First-year students on parade.
  • First-year students on parade.
  • First-year students on parade.
  • First-year students on parade.
  • First-year students on parade.
  • Students circle the dragon at the end of the parade.
  • Brian Beeners struts his stuff.
  • First-year students celebrate a successful dragon day.
  • First-year students celebrate a successful dragon day.

Every year in mid-March, in a tradition that goes back more than 100 years, an enormous dragon created by first-year architecture students parades across campus. Accompanied by AAP students in outrageous costumes, the dragon lumbers to the Arts Quad where it does battle with a phoenix created by rival engineering students. This rite of spring is one of Cornell’s best-known traditions. 

Dragon Day 2014 was held on March 28.