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Friday, March 29, 2019 at 1:00pm
Parade starts at Rand Hall
Every year in March, in a tradition that goes back more than 100 years, an enormous dragon created by first-year architecture students parades across campus. Accompanied by AAP students in outrageous costumes, the dragon lumbers to the Arts Quad where it does battle with a phoenix created by rival engineering students. This rite of spring is one of Cornell's best-known traditions.
Dragon Day 2019 will be livestreamed. The parade will start at approximately 1 p.m. (schedule is subject to change); due to connectivity issues with last year's broadcast, there will be a slight delay between the start of the parade and the start of video coverage.
The parade route is as follows:
Leaves The Foundry around 1 p.m.
Travels east on University Avenue
Turns right (south) on East Avenue
Turns right (west) on Campus Road
Turns right (north) on South Central walkway through Ho Plaza
Enters the Arts Quad between Uris and Olin libraries
Proceeds to the north end of the Arts Quad by Sibley Hall
Enjoy videos of past Dragon Day parades on CornellCast.
Dragon Day 2019 T-shirts can now be purchased online!