Traditions are the fabric of our institution's identity and culture, many which take place annually. These time-honored rituals and habits are important to us that we maintain our rich traditions which have defined what it means to be a part of Navarro.
NEW TRADITION! Bulldogs Unite
Starting the 75th academic year in 2021, NC began preparations for the first annual tradition to commemorate members of the Navarro College community. The Bulldogs Unite is a ceremony in which all NC students, alumni, staff and the local community are presented with a medallion to signify unity in the Bulldog Family. The centerpiece of this event takes place every year on Navarro College Day on the Corsicana Campus.
2023 Bulldogs Unite Ceremony
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Location: Barracks Bunch Clock Tower
Let us know if you're coming! Bulldogs Unite Registration
Our primary college-wide events include:
Navarro College Day - Every year on September 16th, all campuses celebrate the founding of our beloved College.
Homecoming - More than an event, it's a time to celebrate the return of alumni to campus, connecting with students and their families, sharing memories, and building new traditions - all leading up to an exciting football game. Visit Homecoming page.
Commencement - The College holds a Commencement ceremony for Spring Graduation in May, Police Academy Graduation in May, and Vocational Nursing Graduation in August. Visit Commencement page.
We welcome all alumni, students, and friends to learn more about these College events and visit campus to experience them.
Here are a few of the traditions that the College celebrates as a whole:
The Throw Your Beau Hand Sign
A favorite student tradition that is a physical representation of the bulldog school spirit. It's like a fist sign with the pointer and pinky fingers raised and folded in half, symbolizing the ears of our bulldog mascot.
The Official Colors of Navarro College
In 1946, the first group of students and faculty gathered outside near the administration building and established the official colors of Navarro College as Red and White.
In deciding a school mascot, the bulldog was voted as the preferred breed of dog by the first student body in 1946. It was picked for its admirable traits of strength and determination.
In 1955, Beauregard I became the College's first official live mascot and was donated by Jimmy Morrison (Alum '48). Mr. Morrison was part of the first student body in selecting the school's mascot.
In 2019, Beauregard VII became the current live mascot of NC. Read more about the history of live mascots.
The Bulldog Fight Song
Fight on you Bulldogs, fight till you win, Fight on to Victory.
We’ll back the Red and White and our men with loyalty.
Let’s give a cheer and make echoes ring, Let’s Yell, yell with all our might.
The vic’try is sealed; our team never yields, Bulldogs
FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT.
B-U-L-L-D-O-G-S! GO BULLDOGS!
The Alma Mater
Hail Navarro, Hail Navarro
Loyal sons are we.
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater,
Hail, all hail to thee.
Lift your voices, sing her praises,
Cheer for victory;
Honor to thee, proud Navarro.
Glory now to thee.