Barry University Campus Traditions

Barry Traditions

Campus traditions are so important at Barry University. As new students, we strongly encourage you to participate in the many events that happen year-round. Meet new friends, become more involved, learn about the history of Barry University, and most important, become part of the Barry tradition.


Get the school year started off right with the Weeks of Welcome, a month full of activities. It starts with the New Student Investiture - your official welcome to Barry University. Then mark your calendar for GLO, the chic annual white-attire party, will definitely get you out on the dance floor. And don't forget to bring your flip-flops and sunscreen for the Pool Party. The month continues with sporting events, where you can root for your Barry Buccaneers, and includes other activities that help you to make a smooth transition into college.

Once the Fall semester settles in, volunteer with your friends on St. Martin De Porres Service Day, which honors the Dominican saint who served the poor. November brings the Founder's Week Community Fest, a celebration of Barry's history and home to the unforgettable bed races.


The Spring semester offers the Festival of Nations, a one-day part recognizing the cultural diversity on Barry's campus. And join the Barry commitment to giving back with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Alternative Spring Break (ASB), where you can learn about social, political, and environmental issues by dedicating a week to service.

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