Fox Day

Fox Day Cam

Today is...NOT Fox Day.

Sorry, it’s not Fox Day. Go to class. Read your textbook. Write your paper. Study for your exam. Do what you should normally be doing. Don't worry. Fox Day will be here before you know it. Maybe it’ll be tomorrow?

When do you think Fox Day will be?

When do YOU think Fox Day will be? Take our survey.

Fox Day Survey Results

Past Fox Days

  • 2013
    Tuesday, April 2
  • 2008
    Tuesday, April 8
  • 2012
    Thursday, March 29
  • 2007
    Wednesday, April 11
  • 2011
    Wednesday, April 6
  • 2006
    Tuesday, April 11
  • 2010
    Thursday, April 8
  • 2005
    Tuesday, April 12
  • 2009
    Tuesday, April 7
  • 2004
    Tuesday, April 6


Breakfast in the Campus Center
7 – 9 a.m.

Pizza party
1 p.m.

All-campus picnic on The Green*
5 – 7:30 p.m.
*All members of the Rollins community are invited.

Snacks available through the day


All Day
Activities around campus (including lawn games and inflatables), at the pool, and on the lake.

Movie on The Green
Immediately following the all-campus picnic.

Free coffee in the Library
Immediately following the all-campus picnic.

What is Fox Day?

Our most beloved Tradition.

Fox Day is an annual tradition established by Rollins’ 10th president, Hugh McKean, in 1956. Each spring, on a day deemed “too pretty to have class,” the president cancels all classes for the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Professional Studies, providing undergraduate students with a surprise day off.

A statue of the Rollins fox is placed on Tars Plaza by the president early in the morning. The Chapel bell rings to alert students of the special occasion while the president hands out Fox Day proclamations and donuts to students who line up outside his office. A free pancake breakfast is offered in the morning, fun activities are planned throughout the day, and a family-style picnic is laid out on the Green, free for everyone in the Rollins community.

No one knows exactly when Fox Day will happen each year. But students are known to camp out on The Green eagerly awaiting the fox’s arrival during the weeks leading up to the highly anticipated day.

Fox Day 2014