Introducing Your 2016-17 Finalists
Once again there were many great entries to choose from for this year's competition, and our panel of judges has narrowed the field to these finalists. Now it's up to you! Watch each of the finalists' entries below and vote for your favorite campus tradition in each category to help determine this year's winners.
Voting will close at
11:59 P.M. EST on Monday, February 20. The winner from each category will be announced during the 2017 National Convention in.
How Many Campuses Will Win?
One campus from each category will win. There are two categories.
What Do the Winning Campuses Receive?
Up to three representatives from both winning campuses will receive a complimentary registration to the 2018 NACA® National Convention and will present an educational session about their winning campus tradition. Additionally, each winner will submit an article for Campus Activities Programming® magazine for inclusion in a future issue. Finally, the winning campuses will each receive a monetary award of $1,000 for use at their next campus tradition!
Who Gets to Vote?
NACA school members can vote. If your school is a member, and you are a member of your school's NACA delegation, you can vote! Only one vote per person per category.
How Do I Submit My Best Campus Tradition?
Submissions for this year's competition are no longer being accepted, but it's not too early to start planning for next year's contest! A call for entries into the 2018 edition of
Your Best Campus Tradition™ will be announced in the fall.
Category 1: Schools Under 5,000 FTE
Rider University (NJ)
Tradition: The R Factor
Roger Williams University (RI)
Tradition: Midnight Madness
Wake Forest University (NC)
Tradition: Lighting of the Quad
Category 2: Schools Over 5,000 FTE
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Tradition: CSU Haunted Takeover
Rutgers University (NJ)
Tradition: Homecoming Charity Bed Races
Stony Brook University (NY)
Tradition: Roth Regatta
Voting is now closed for this competition.