Tracing the History of Old Gold


As DePauw celebrates its 175th anniversary, Old Gold celebrates its 105th. The event, now considered homecoming, initially attempted to unite campus and eliminate tension between the freshmen and sophomore classes in 1907 when it was created. Over the decades, Old Gold traditions have included hot air balloon appearances on campus, yard decorating competitions, dedication ceremonies, morning chapel, parades and bonfires, among others, some of which are presented here.