Emory mascot Swoop at Songfest
First-year students compete at Songfest
A student from Raoul Hall at Songfest
Turmilton students at Songfest
Longstreet Means students at Songfest
Longstreet Means students at Songfest
Turmilton students cheer at Songfest
Students from first-year residence halls compete at Songfest
Students dance at Songfest
Dobbs students at Songfest
A student watches at Songfest
Dobbs students perform at Songfest
Alabama Hall students perform at Songfest
Students from the Complex perform at Songfest
Emory President-elect Claire Sterk watches Songfest
Students perform at Songfest
Dooley, Emory's unofficial skeleton mascot, at Songfest
Students from the Complex cheer at Songfest
Students from the Complex celebrate winning Songfest
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Photos: First-year students compete in Songfest

Aug. 26, 2016

Woodruff PE Center was packed on Thursday evening, Aug. 25, as first-year students competed in Songfest, a beloved Emory tradition where students from each residence hall perform an original song about their new home.

Judged by Emory administrators, the competition is fierce but friendly, and practicing and performing together is a great way for students to start making friends in their residence halls.

Swoop, Emory's official eagle mascot, and Dooley, the University's skeletal Lord of Misrule, were on hand to enjoy the competition, as was Emory President-elect Claire Sterk.

This year's winner is the Complex, the housing community made up of Hopkins, Smith and Thomas halls. Longstreet-Means was first runner-up, Alabama Hall won best t-shirt design, and Dobbs won best lyrics.