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 2015
Dragon Day 2015 will take place on Friday, March 27. Start time is 1 p.m. and the parade route is as follows:
- Leaves Rand Hall around 1 p.m.
- Travels east on University Ave
- Turns right (south) on East Ave
- Turns right (west) on Campus Rd
- Turns right (north) on South Central walkway through Ho Plaza
- Enters the Arts Quad between Uris and Olin libraries
- Proceeds to the north end of the Arts Quad by Sibley Hall
Head of the Hydra Exhibition
In honor of Dragon Day 2015 the John Hartell Gallery is hosting Heads of the Hydra: Trophies of Dragon Day. This exhibition is display from March 20—27, and will showcase trophies of Dragon Days past.