Participating Programs

Agriculture:
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More about Great Plains IDEA at Auburn University

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Founded

1856

Main Campus Location:

Auburn, Alabama (pop. 62,059)

Accredited By

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Undergrad Population

21,786

Graduate Population

4,398

Number of Colleges

14

Nickname

Tigers

School Colors

Orange and Blue

Mascot

Aubie the Tiger

TRADITIONS

If invited to an event called “Rolling Toomer’s Corner,” you will find yourself celebrating a sports victory with friends, faculty, celebrities, the mayor, and families tossing rolls of paper into the Auburn Oaks in Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner. Go to the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue and look for long-time business Toomer’s Drugs and trees looking as if they are covered by snow.

On Hey Day at Auburn, students, faculty and staff shout out “Hey!” and call to each other as they pass to class. Student volunteers hand out name tags to each student and faculty so that all can be called by name. It’s a community-building tradition that dates back to World War II.