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 College of Liberal Arts, providing undergraduate students with a surprise day off.
On The Day
No one knows exactly when Fox Day will happen each year. But students are known to camp out on Mills Lawn eagerly awaiting the fox’s arrival during the weeks leading up to the highly anticipated day.
The fox statue 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 Mills Lawn, free for everyone in the Rollins community.
Relive Past Fox Days
April 10, 2023
Once again, the beloved Fox Day was one for the books. Relive your favorite memories from everyone’s favorite day of the year.
August 31, 2022
As Rollins welcomes its biggest class ever, we’re rounding up a few of our favorite ways that Tars can dive headfirst into campus culture.
April 07, 2022
Relive your favorite moments from this year’s Fox Day, an epic celebration of Rollins’ most beloved tradition.