Authentic Aggie Traditions Project
Created in 2008, in honor of the UC Davis' centennial celebration, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association partnered with the Associated Student, University of California, Davis (ASUCD) and the Student Alumni Association to create the Aggie Traditions program as an opportunity for the Aggie community to learn more about the history as well as the everyday aspects of university life and to recognize the traditions and activities that make UC Davis such a special place. In 2016, following the students’ lead, the UC Davis Parent and Family Council created the Authentic Aggie Traditions Project to celebrate the rich Aggie traditions of UC Davis. Many of the activities parallel those of the students, but are designed to engage alumni, parents and families both on and off campus in fun and meaningful ways. Of the fifty traditions listed, participants need only to participate in thirty-five traditions to complete the Aggie Family Traditions Project. Many traditions could be completed in a single visit to campus for homecoming, parent and family weekend or Picnic Day.