Dooley's Week fun continues on campus

Emory Report | April 11, 2018

Dooley wears a pastel mask for Dooley's Week
A performer with a painted skeleton face mask juggles three pins
A performer stands on stilts at Dooley's Week
An artist customizes a cloth bag for Dooleypalooza
Dooley poses with two students for a selfie
Dooley walks through Asbury Circle with groupies all dressed in black clothing and sunglasses
A student speaks to a large crowd at Dooley's Week
A couple dozen student pose under balloons that spell out "Dooleypalooza"
Students pose with their new customized cloth bags
Dooley walks through campus with groupies all dressed in black clothing and sunglasses
A student points excitedly at Dooley making her away around campus
Dooley walks through campus with groupies all dressed in black clothing and sunglasses
Dooley poses for a photo being taken by an Emory transit employee from the doorway of a campus bus
Dooley poses with a "thumbs up"
Dooley walks through campus with her cane
Dooley dismisses a class
A student poses with a wooden, black and orange "Dooley Cat" she found on Emory's campus
A student poses with a wooden, black and blue "Dooley Cat" he found on Emory's campus
Members of the Emory community take photos of animals at the petting zoo on Wednesday
Small pigs, sheep, goats, and turtles are part of Wednesday's petting zoo
An Emory student donning sunglasses takes a photo with a llama at the petting zoo
Emory students make tie-die t-shirts for Dooley's Week
An Emory student holds up her tie-died t-shirts for Dooley's Week
Four Emory students hold up ice cream cones they got at a Dooley's Week event
Three Emory students gather smile and pose together at a Dooley's Week event
Dooley poses for a photo with three members of her entourage on her left and three Emory students on her right
Four Emory students and Dooley pose with props in front of a green screen in a photobooth for Dooley's Week
Desiigner opens for Lil Yachty at a Dooley's Week concert
Lil Yachty performs at a Dooley's Week concert
Several Emory students crowd in front of the stage at the Dooley's Week concert
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Dooley’s Week, Emory’s annual celebration of school spirit, takes place all week with festival-style events befitting this year’s “Dooleypalooza” theme, plus the chance to find Dooley Cats hidden around campus.

Dooley’s Week, Emory’s annual celebration of school spirit, kicked off Monday with festival-style events befitting this year’s “Dooleypalooza” theme, followed by Tuesday’s Taste of Emory and today’s Wild West Wednesday. 

Dooley, the university’s unofficial skeletal mascot, and her entourage have been spotted all around campus, joining in student events and posing for photos. Claire E. Dooley — the silent skeleton takes on the first name and middle initial of Emory's current president — has also dropped in to continue the tradition of dismissing classes for some lucky students.

This year also marks the return of Dooley Cat, a creation of Atlanta artist Catlanta. Emory students have the chance all week to capture one of Catlanta's highly sought-after creations right here on campus.

Emory's social media team is hiding the Dooley-themed cats across campus through Friday. For hints, follow Emory's Instagram and Twitter accounts throughout Dooley's Week, where pictures will be posted of where the cats are hidden.

Dooley’s Week continues through Saturday with the following events:

  • Wednesday, April 11: After kicking off the day with Wild West Wednesday events at noon, the Student Programming Council (SPC) will sponsor Wonderful Wednesday After Dark, providing festival food and giveaways starting at 6 p.m. in Asbury Circle. A number of other campus organizations will also participate.
  • Thursday, April 12: Enjoy a Throwback Thursday theme with tie-dye, dance revolution and a photo booth. Comedian Judah Friedlander will perform in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13: The International Festival and World Cup will be at McDonough Field at 6 p.m. featuring information and displays from a variety of international organizations and a student soccer competition. At 9 p.m., “Dooley’s Fete: The Glow Party” will be held at the Campus Life Pavilion.
  • Saturday, April 14: The Greek Block Party on Sorority Lawn will take place at 4 p.m. and the First-Year Dinner at 6 p.m. on the Wagner First Year Quad. These two events happen before the Dooleypalooza main concert, Dooley’s Ball, featuring opening act Desiigner and headliner Lil Yachty, at 8 p.m. on McDonough Field.

For updates, visit the SPC Facebook page.