Students dressed in Emory colors pose before their Songfest performance
Two students pose with Swoop, Emory's athletics mascot
A student dons fuchsia face paint
A crowd of students raises their hands from the bleachers
Students wearing orange t-shirts perform at Songfest
A student performs with a flag at Songfest
A student poses at Songfest
Students in yellow perform at Songfest
Students in many colors cheer from the stands at Songfest
Students in maroon perform at Songfest
Students perform at Songfest, striking poses and making formations
Dooley attends Songfest with her posse
Students in purple pose at Songfest
Students in purple pose at Songfest
The winning students pose and cheer at Songfest
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Photos: Songfest unites first-year Emory students

Sept. 6, 2018

Woodruff PE Center was packed on Thursday evening, Aug. 28, 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 spirit of misrule, were on hand to enjoy the competition, as was Emory President Claire Sterk.

This year's winner is Alaharris, the housing community made up of Alabama and Harris halls.