Rollins Traditions: Insider's Guide to Rollins

The Traditions Committee of Rollins Cares is working on creating an Insider's Guide to Rollins for incoming first-year students. Below are suggestions for content for the guide. By no means is this list complete; we would like your brainstorming ideas and feedback to help us create a fun and interesting booklet to present to the newest members of the Rollins community each year. Please send any suggestions or comments to: Trish Moser (

Insider’s Guide Ideas:

Fast Facts

  • Founded: 1885
  • Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Mascot: Tars
  • Motto: Fiat Lux
  • President: Lewis Duncan

Rollins Vocabulary

  • Bush Babies
  • Club Olin
  • Beans
  • Tars
  • Foxlink
  • FoxDay-Internet connection
  • R-card
  • Dave’s


(the audience is first-year students)

  • Coat of Arms
  • Alma Mater
  • Fox Day
  • Orientation
  • Candlewish
  • Hypnotist
  • Convocation

Points of Pride

  • Scholars/academic achievements
  • Notable alumni
  • Awards/rankings/College achievements
  • Athletic achievements
  • Sustainability on campus
  • Winter Park Institute


  • Annie Russell ghost
  • Walk of Fame
  • Flags
  • Rollins Conference Conference (RCC)
  • RC was founded through the ideas and support of a woman, Lucy Cross

Student Bucket List

(what every student participate in or do while at Rollins)

  • Pancake Flip
  • Lip Sync - SGA Event
  • Greek Week - Campaign Against Hunger
  • Halloween Howl
  • Eggstravanganza
  • Lunch on the Lawn
  • MLK Week
  • Men's Bid Day
  • Family Weekend
  • International Education Week
  • Study Abroad
  • Support campus media (WPRK and R-tv)
  • Attend music and theatre performances
  • Dance Marathon
  • Intramurals
  • Internships
  • Meet with a tutor or writing consultant
  • Consider a student-faculty collaborative scholarship project
  • Attend Vespers
  • Visit the Cornell Fine Arts Museum
  • Meet with a Peer Coach in TJ’s
  • Attend athletics events
  • Go to the bagel bar on Sunday mornings
  • Alumni weekend
  • Hunger Banquet
  • Pathways to College
  • Holiday Funfest
  • R-Big Event
  • Career Expo