Rollins

Fox Day 2022 in Photos

April 07, 2022

By Audrey St. Clair ’03

Relive your favorite moments from this year’s Fox Day, an epic celebration of Rollins’ most beloved tradition.

In the wee hours of Wednesday, April 6, the Fox made his annual springtime appearance on Tars Plaza, signaling the start of everyone’s favorite day of the year when classes are cancelled and everyone heads outside for a day-long dose of vitamin D. Tars savored every second of fun in the sun—from pool time at Lakeside Neighborhood to paddleboarding on Lake Virginia.

From daybreak to sunset, here are a few of our favorite moments from Fox Day 2022.

President Grant Cornwell and the softball team with the Fox statue. President Grant Cornwell and the softball team with the Fox statue.
Photo by Scott Cook.

It all started when President Cornwell rolled out the beloved fox statue onto Tars Plaza in the early hours of Wednesday, April 6, kicking off everyone’s favorite day of the year.

Students kicking off Fox Day 2022.Students kicking off Fox Day 2022.
Photo by Scott Cook.
A costumed Fox celebrates Fox Day with students in Skillman Dining Hall.A costumed Fox celebrates Fox Day with students in Skillman Dining Hall.
Photo by Scott Cook.

Even the Fox needs a little sustenance to kick his Fox Day off right, so he joined students for some much-needed breakfast in Skillman Dining Hall before hitting the pool.

Students heading to the beach on Fox Day.Students heading to the beach on Fox Day.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Rollins students and the Fox kicking off Fox Day.Rollins students and the Fox kicking off Fox Day.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Students celebrating Fox Day 2022.Students celebrating Fox Day 2022.
Photo by Courtesy Ben Katz ’22, Center for Leadership & Community Engagement.

Everyone has their own way of celebrating their excitement for Rollins’ favorite tradition.

Students kicking a ball around on Fox Day.Students kicking a ball around on Fox Day.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Students playing lawn games on Fox Day.Students playing lawn games on Fox Day.
Photo by Scott Cook.

Outdoor games of all sorts sprung up on Mills Lawn throughout the day as Tars across campus enjoyed their fun in the sun.

Students paddleboarding and canoeing on Lake Virginia on Fox Day.Students paddleboarding and canoeing on Lake Virginia on Fox Day.
Photo by From left: Scott Cook, courtesy Lexie Cole ’24.

Getting out on glistening Lake Virginia is as easy as grabbing a paddleboard, canoe, or kayak to launch right from the campus dock.

The pool at Lakeside Neighborhood.The pool at Lakeside Neighborhood.
Photo by Scott Cook.
Students in the pool at Lakeside Neighborhood on Fox Day 2022.Students in the pool at Lakeside Neighborhood on Fox Day 2022.
Photo by Scott Cook.

The epic pool and wraparound deck in Lakeside Neighborhood offer up more than 12,000 square feet of recreation and relaxation space. Sure, it’s a great study spot too, but on Fox Day, it’s all about working on your tan and catching up with friends on America’s most beautiful campus.

A student paints a watercolor painting outside on Fox Day 2022.A student paints a watercolor painting outside on Fox Day 2022.
Photo by Scott Cook.

It looks like the new tradition of plein air watercolor painting that started last year is sticking around.

Students hit the beach and Epcot on Fox Day.Students hit the beach and Epcot on Fox Day.
Photo by From left: Courtesy Juliana Melendez ’23, Nani Blanco ’22.

Some Tars headed off campus to Daytona Beach, just an hour from campus, or to explore nearby area attractions like Epcot.

Rollins community enjoying an outdoor picnic on Mills Lawn for Fox Day.Rollins community enjoying an outdoor picnic on Mills Lawn for Fox Day.
Photo by Scott Cook.

Nothing caps off a day spent soaking up the rays quite like a picnic. The annual Fox Day feast on Mills Lawn was full of favorite comfort foods like barbecue sandwiches, fresh corn on the cob, and cotton candy.

Students enjoying barbecue and cotton candy to cap off Fox Day 2022.Students enjoying barbecue and cotton candy to cap off Fox Day 2022.
Photo by Scott Cook.

All in all, it was another hugely successful Fox Day with fun and frolic had by all. Now let the countdown begin to that perfect Florida spring day next year when the wily fox will show himself again.


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