Dragon Day 2017

Construction on the 2017 dragon.
Hair styling and makeup application before the 2017 parade.
Final assembly outside Rand Hall.
Final assembly outside Rand Hall.
Final assembly outside Rand Hall.
This year's dragon team had matching raincoats made with a dragon design on the back.
The parade gets underway from Rand Hall.
A dragon was carried, pushed, and steered along the parade route.
Dragon Day 2017.
Costumed students at Dragon Day 2017.
The Cornell Marching Band joined the parade this year.
Dragon Day 2017 parade on a cold and rainy day.
The 2017 dragon blew smoke and doubled as a musical instrument.
Costumed students at Dragon Day 2017.
President Hunter Rawlings and Elizabeth Rawlings watch Dragon Day 2017.
Costumed students at Dragon Day 2017.
Costumed students at Dragon Day 2017.
Costumed students at Dragon Day 2017.
Dragon Day 2017.
Costumed students at Dragon Day 2017.
Dragon Day 2017.
The 2017 dragon nears the Arts Quad.
Students in their celebratory run around the dragon at the end of the parade.

Every year in 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 2017 will start at approximately 1 p.m. (schedule is subject to change) and the parade route is as follows:

  • Leaves Rand Hall around 1 p.m.
  • Travels east on University Avenue
  • Turns right (south) on East Avenue
  • Turns right (west) on Campus Road
  • 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

Enjoy videos of past Dragon Day parades on CornellCast.

Dragon Day 2017 T-shirts can now be purchased online