College Colors Day - 50 Years of Medaille College

It's Time to Celebrate!


College Colors Day returns
on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Love your school?

Like free food and swag?

College Colors Day on September 5 is the time to flaunt your blue and yellow and celebrate the Medaille community.

Keep reading for all the cool details, times, and everything you need to know about this can’t-miss bash.


Volunteer to work a shift at the tables in the Sullivan Center, interacting with Medaille students and community members by signing up here.
Volunteer to serve as a social media ambassador that day by signing up here

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Schedule of Events:

Buffalo Campus Daytime Festivities »

Medaille Pride Awards Social »

Buffalo Campus Grad Student Tables »

Rochester Campus Activities »

Raffle Submission Information »


50th Anniversary of Medaille College

This year, College Colors Day marks the celebration of 50 years of Medaille. We recognize the past, present and future of the College – made possible by the students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who are the Medaille community. 

Download the “50 Years of Medaille: 50 Reasons to Celebrate” poster.



Medaille College Athletic Hall of Fame

The most exceptional Mavericks athletes, coaches and contributors in College history will be remembered forever thanks to Medaille’s newly formed Athletic Hall of Fame. On College Colors Day this year, the Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class of honorees as part of the Medaille Pride Awards Social at 5 p.m. on September 5. Register now.



Social Media for #CollegeColorsDay

Show your #MedaillePride, wear your Medaille colors and participate in social media contests and festivities from anywhere!

Here’s three ways to join the action:

  1. Participate in the #MedaillePride photo contest 
    Share your school spirit-themed photos — individual or group photos are welcome — from on or off campus, using #CollegeColorsDay and tagging @MedailleCollege on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Group prize is a pizza party, while the individual prize is a Fitbit provided by the Medaille College Alumni Association.

  2. Share your top reasons for celebrating Medaille on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #Medaille50, tagging @MedailleCollege

  3. Download this year’s College Colors Day “50 Years of Medaille” icon to share on social media and use as your profile picture for the day


*Winners of the #MedaillePride photo contest will be announced on Monday, September 10, and will be voted on by the College Colors Day committee.



Full Schedule of Daytime Festivities on the Buffalo Campus (Sullivan Center, First Floor)

  • 7:30 a.m. – Free breakfast treats and coffee 

  • 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – “My reason to celebrate Medaille” note-writing and gift card raffle entry

  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 25% discount to the Medaille College Bookstore (with coupon, in person or by phone)

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Pickup basketball, KanJam, Pony Hops and other games

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Edge "Campus Crash" live broadcast and music 

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Photo booth by Ayres Photography with fun props and special appearances by Mavericks Cheerleading and our mascot, “Maximus”

  • 12 to 2 p.m. – J & L Blvd BBQ food truck on campus

  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Free ice cream provided by Perry’s Ice Cream (*while supplies last)

  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Free food, activities and giveaways run by student clubs and organizations

  • 12:45 p.m. – 50 Years of Medaille T-shirt giveaway in front of the Main Building (*first-come, first-serve)

  • 1 p.m. – Campus photo on the front steps of the Main Building (rain location: Gym)

  • 3 p.m. – Raffle drawing for gift cards from note-writing entries

 *Times and activities are subject to change and availability. 



Medaille Pride Awards Social in the Medaille Events Arena (Sullivan Center) 

The Medaille Pride Awards Social honors the outstanding members of the Medaille community. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends will be recognized with awards. View this year’s list of awards and nominees.

In addition, the Medaille College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class of members during the ceremony.

  • 5 p.m. – Hors d’oeuvres and drinks served, live music and mingling

  • 5:30 p.m. – Remarks and the presentation of awards

  • 6:15 p.m. – Induction of honorees into the Medaille Athletic Hall of Fame

  • 7 p.m. – Mingling resumes 



Buffalo Campus Grad Student Tables

Graduate students, stop by the grassy area in front of Huber Hall on your way to class from 5 to 6 p.m. on August 27-30 for coffee, snacks and giveaways. And join the College Colors Day fun online by participating in social media contests and festivities on September 5.



Rochester Campus Activities

Stop by our Rochester campus for five days of fun in honor of College Colors Day. Treats, giveaways, gift card raffles and #MedaillePride photo opportunities will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on September 4–6, 10 and 14.



“My Reason to Celebrate Medaille” Notes and Raffle

There are three easy ways to submit your “My reason to celebrate Medaille” note for inclusion on the wall at our Buffalo campus:

  1. Stop by the Sullivan Center from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 5

  2. Stop by the Rochester campus between 4:30 and 6 p.m. on September 4–6, 10 or 14

  3. Submit your note on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #Medaille50 and tagging @MedailleCollege

*Any current Medaille student who submits a note will be entered into a raffle to win gift card prizes!



College Colors Day festivities would not have been possible without the support of the following sponsors and partners:

103.3 The Edge
Alumni Association Board of Directors
Ayres Photography
George Caldwell (Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist)
College Relations
The Copy Store
John P. Crawford
Employee Engagement Committee
Graduate Admissions
Institutional Research and Planning
J & L Blvd BBQ Food Truck
Tim Ludwig (photography)
Marketing Tech
Medaille College Board of Trustees
Medaille College Bookstore
Notable Corporation
Nancy J. Parisi (photography)
Perry’s Ice Cream
Dr. Lori V. Quigley
Student Alumni Association
Student Government Association
Student Involvement
Hannah Taylor
Tony Martin Awards
Undergraduate Admissions

If you are interested in supporting College Colors Day as a volunteer or by making a
contribution of any kind, contact Tricia Jetty at or (716) 880-2526.

View and download all 2018 Colors Day photos here! 


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