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Dooley’s Week 2023 is sure to be award-worthy
Illustration of Emory's mascot Dooley (a skeleton) with text: Student Programming Council presents The Dooleys for Dooley's Week 2023, March 26 to April 1

Spring has sprung, and with it comes Dooley’s Week, a longstanding tradition with students enjoying a week full of food, activities and fun, culminating in a concert dubbed Dooleypalooza. This year’s event starts March 26 and runs through April 1. The 2023 theme is “The Dooleys,” with each day representing a different award show, from the Oscars to the Met Gala and beyond. 

“Throughout our planning process, we reflected on how we could achieve our vision of being able to interact with all parts of the Emory community,” explains Bennett Marsh, SPC member and Dooley’s Week chair.

“In order to appeal to our broader Emory student body, we organized unique activities new to Dooley’s Week, but I’m most excited for our Dooley’s Rising event on Sunday. It’s our revival of a lost tradition to start off the week,” Marsh says.

This year’s featured Dooleypalooza artist is Flo Rida, performing on Saturday, April 1.

All events are free to Emory undergraduate students. For more details and updates, follow Emory SPC on Instagram (@EmorySPC).

The Dooleys 2023 schedule

Sunday, March 26: Dooley Rising

Emory Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 6-8 p.m.

This beloved tradition is coming back this year. In the past, Emory’s skeletal unofficial mascot has made his appearance in every way imaginable, from riding in on a motorcycle to literally rising from his grave. Only time will tell how Dooley comes back to campus this year.

Monday, March 27: Global Festival

McDonough Plaza and Field, 6-8 p.m.

This event celebrates cultural diversity on campus through international cuisine, tabling and performances.

Tuesday, March 28: Taste of Emory

McDonough Field, 6-8 p.m.

Swing by to sample treats from local vendors during this annual event.

Wednesday, March 29: Met Gala

McDonough Plaza and Field, 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, April 1: SPC Concert

McDonough Plaza and Field, 7-9 p.m.

There’s nothing like ending the week with a great concert, and this year’s performer is Flo Rida. Doors open at 6 p.m. and this is one concert you won’t want to miss.

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