Green + Gold Day at North Campus

Sep. 22, 2023 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Quad, North Campus

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Let's Celebrate

Green and Gold Day — the U of A’s premier school spirit event — celebrates the people who make our university the vibrant, inclusive and innovative community that it is. Whether you’re a student, faculty, staff or alumni, join us in lifting spirits and instilling pride throughout our campuses and the communities we serve.


11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Wear your gear 
  • Campus Community and Recreation games
  • U of A trivia stations

No registration required.

Show your Green + Gold Spirit!

Celebrate your Green and Gold Spirit and wear your gear with pride! No gear? No problem. There are many ways to show your school pride and connect with your inner green and gold spirit.

Aerial photo of Quad

Roaming Spirit Carts Trivia Challenge

Be on the lookout and test your U of A knowledge for a chance to win some Green and Gold Day prizes. Find them all around campus.

Patches lifted by a crowd of people dressed in green and gold

Are You Team Green or Team Gold?

Take the online quiz to discover your true colour and then come down to Quad from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to collect some surprise swag gear. While quantities last.

Students playing dodgeball in Quad

How Do You Green and Gold?

Whether you snap a selfie with Guba and Patches, paint your face in green and gold or pose with an Instagrammable campus backdrop, show your school spirit and tag us @ualberta!

Why Green Gold?

The University of Alberta has been the home of green and gold since October 13, 1908. That’s the day the university’s Senate (which functioned like our current day Board of Governors), at the suggestion of Marion Kirby Alexander, made green and gold our official colours. Green represents the vast prairie land flanked deep spruce forests and symbolizes hope and optimism. Gold represents the harvest fields and symbolizes the light of knowledge. It’s also no coincidence that our lustrous river valley dons green and gold fall foliage.

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