Previous Exhibits

UC Davis Traditions

Past & Present

Previously on exhibit in the Peter J. Shields Lobby — Special Collections Display Cases
Now available as a Web Exhibit

Labor Day. Frosh Dinks. Tank Rush. Frosh-Soph Brawl. Wild West Days.

What do all of these things have in common? They are UC Davis traditions!

Special Collections presents this exhibit of selections from the University Archives Photographs Collection featuring campus traditions, some of which continue to this day. The University Archives Photographs Collection offers a visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis. The collection contains photographic prints and negatives, and depicts buildings and grounds, faculty and staff, campus events, classes and classrooms, student clubs and activities, departments, and sporting events.

A finding aid for the University Archives Photographs Collection can be found on the Online Archive of California (

This exhibit was created by Collections Manager, Sara Gunasekara. For more information or to share your memories of UC Davis traditions, please email Special Collections at