It’s time to paint the virtual town Orange and Maroon!

Our most colorful tradition of the year returns Thursday, April 29 - Saturday, May 1.

Throughout those three days, take photos that show off your Susquehanna spirit and share them on social media using #oandmday. Show us how you rep SU in your home or workspace, share photos in your favorite SU gear, dress up your pets, take photos with SU friends and teammates, and more.

SU Beloved Colors Contest

This year, we’ll have a contest to see who has the most wearable orange and maroon items. The world of fashion has begun to embrace SU’s beloved colors, but it’s still not easy to put together an orange and maroon ensemble. This contest will recognize the members of our community who have devoted serious space in their wardrobe for SU’s signature colors – snatching up apparel when it came their way, hunting down rare finds or even making it themselves when they had to.

Here’s how you can participate:


Collect every piece of orange and or maroon apparel in your wardrobe.


Put on items, making as many complete outfits as you can.


Photograph yourself in your orange and maroon wardrobe. Take as many pictures as you need to showcase your items.


Post your photos on social media using #oandmday.

Join in the fun, connect with your fellow Susquehannans and help spread the Orange and Maroon!

Class of 2021! 

Don’t forget that participating in Orange and Maroon Day puts you one step closer to becoming a Senior Champion.


Participation means fulfilling the tradition of Spirit for the Champions for Growth program.

How to Participate

Post your photo or video on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Tik Tok, tag @susquehannau and use the hashtag #oandmday

Don’t use social media? No problem. Just send your photos here, and we’ll do the rest.


Prizes Prizes Prizes!

Each day, we’ll find and share our favorite photos and videos and select a random winner to receive a $75 gift card to the campus bookstore!

SU Beloved Colors Contest: Judges will view your pictures and add up all your points. The student, faculty or staff, and alumni or parent participants with the most points will each win a $150 gift card to the campus bookstore. A “judge’s choice” for the most unique individual item or craziest outfit will also be awarded.


Every year on May 1, we celebrate our unusual colors with Orange and Maroon Day #oandmday.

Launched in 2014, Orange and Maroon Day gives prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and families a chance to show how far the Susquehanna family reaches and to win a great prize.

Photos come from near and far - from right here on campus and from students studying abroad half a world away. And often, our most excited participants are from the incoming first-year class, who show off the orange and maroon in their high schools National College Decision Day.

Don't forget to wear your orange and maroon this May 1! Then post your photos on our Facebook page and tag them with #oandmday on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win prizes.