Dragon Day 2019

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 2019 will be livestreamed. The parade will start at approximately 1 p.m. (schedule is subject to change); due to connectivity issues with last year's broadcast, there will be a slight delay between the start of the parade and the start of video coverage.

The parade route is as follows:

  • Leaves The Foundry 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 2019 T-shirts can now be purchased online!