AUM Campus Traditions
When you’re an Auburn University at Montgomery student, there’s no shortage of things to do. Climb the rock wall in the Wellness Center, enjoy a round of Frisbee golf, spend a spring afternoon watching the Warhawk softball and baseball teams, grill out in front of Warhawk Hall, play ping-pong in Warhawk Alley, or enjoy one of the many events put on by the Campus Activities Board or Housing and Residence Life.
Annual On-Campus Events at AUM
From talent shows to cultural festivals, you’ll keep a busy social calendar. Here are a few of the traditions that help make the AUM student and alumni experiences so vibrant:
Warhawk Welcome Weeks
When you enroll at AUM, it’s important to get acquainted with campus life as soon as possible. We kick off the first week of classes with daily activities and events that will help you become a full-fledged member of the Warhawk Nation. Free food, entertainment, workshops and the Student Resource and Involvement Fair represent. Check it out here!
There’s something for everyone – students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community. Student organizations compete for the coveted Chancellor’s Cup in a variety of activities, including the AUMazing Race, flat building and a Day of Service. The celebration includes an alumni reception, a student bonfire, a pep rally, food, live music and fireworks. On the final day, students and alumni enjoy tailgating before the women’s and men’s basketball games and the naming of AUM’s homecoming king and queen.
Curtiss The Warhawk
You can’t have a party without Curtiss The Warhawk, Auburn University at Montgomery’s feathered mascot. Officially introduced on February 2, 2012, and named by the student body, Curtiss is a fixture at AUM campus events and has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s top college mascots. AUM students voted to name him after the Curtiss P-40, a World War II-era aircraft, as a way to honor Montgomery’s aviation history. For more information about Curtiss the Warhawk, contact Student Involvement at [email protected].
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Each September, AUM commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on September 17, 1787 and recognizes all who are born in the U.S. or who, by naturalization, have become citizens.
Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Breakfast
AUM celebrates the impact of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through an annual breakfast in January. This free event, open to AUM students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Montgomery community, provides engaging and informative programming. The 2019 keynote speaker, Xernona Clayton, worked closely with Dr. King during the civil rights movement.
New Student Convocation
Make new friends and enjoy fun, food and games at the New Student Convocation! It takes place at the beginning of each fall semester to welcome freshman and transfer students to AUM. You’ll learn more about being a student at AUM and how your campus community is committed to your success. Plus, it’s the easiest way to get 50 points on your first University Success (UNIV) course assignment!
Professors N’ Pajamas
Each semester, during final exam week, we invite students to take a break from their late-night study sessions and enjoy an evening breakfast featuring great food and fun activities. Visit with your professor over bacon and eggs or get help from a tutor.
A university whose chosen colors are orange and black can’t help but celebrate Halloween in style. This October week of frightful fun includes a costume contest, creepy crafts, trick-or-treating and a haunted house that will make you scream.
Durr Lecture Series
The purpose of the lectures is to present nationally prominent speakers to address aspects of the constitutional protection of civil liberties, especially those enunciated in the First Amendment of the United States of America Constitution. These liberties need forums so they can be expressed continually and affirmed, and nowhere in society is there a more appropriate forum than the university. The Durr Lecture Series enhances the learning atmosphere for students, faculty and the community at large, helping to fulfill the mission of AUM. The lectures are free and open to the public.