A crowd of students cheer at Songfest
A large crowd of students in multi-colored t-shirts cheer at Songfest
Students in blue t-shirts dance at Songfest
Students from Dobbs hall wear yellow t-shirts and sing together
Students in blue t-shirts dance and sing
Students in purple t-shirts for the Longstreet Means residence hall dance and sing
Students in blue t-shirts squat in sync at Songfest
Students in black Alabama Hall t-shirts sing enthusiastically
Students from the Complex residence hall dance and sing enthusiastically
Students in maroon Raoul Hall t-shirts dance in sync
Dooley, Emory's unofficial mascot, makes an appearance with a group of students wearing sunglasses and all black
The Complex residence hall runs the stage as they are announced the winners
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Photos: Songfest unites first-year Emory students

Sept. 4, 2019

Woodruff PE Center was packed on Thursday evening, Aug. 29, 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 E. Sterk.

This year's winner is Complex