Department to Celebrate Spirit Week


What is spirit week?

In American elementary and high schools, “spirit week” is an opportunity for a school community to come together and celebrate. Often, the week is organized around an important activity like testing, the 100thday of school, a sports game, or commencement. Activities usually consist of a week of “themed” days culminating in a big event.

In August 2019, the Department of Chemistry will host our own spirit week to celebrate our new and continuing graduate students and to kick off a “Year of Celebration” in which our community will be encouraged to celebrate each other’s accomplishments. And of course, since we all love friendly competiton, our spirit week includes ways to collect points and win prizes!

When is spirit week?

Monday, August 26th, 2019 through Friday, August 30th, 2019

Who can participate?

All graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and declared chemistry majors are welcome to participate! You can pick up a card to track your points. Prizes include a free t-shirt, your own pack of color powder for Friday’s “Color Game Day” and entries in a pizza party raffle!

What’s the schedule?

  • Monday: Emory Spirit Day
  • Tuesday: Twin Day
  • Wednesday: Rainbow Day
  • Thursday: Waldo Day
  • Friday: Color Game Day

Grab a card in the stockroom to keep track!

How do I track my points?

Use your card! We’re counting on the honor system for points, although there are a few activities that erquire you to post to social media to earn points.

Where do I get my prizes?

Prize pick up opportunities will be posted soon. There will be chances Tues-Thurs of Spirit Week!

Who is Waldo?

Waldo is a picture book character (“Wally” in England). He always wears blue jeans, a red and white striped shirt, a beanie hat, and glasses and carries a cane. He always finds himself in crowded situations and the readers of his books are tasked with finding him in the crowded pictures. Anyone can dress as Waldo for extra points!

Who is Super Waldo?

There will only be one Super Waldo. They will be wearing a cape to help you identify them.

What else do I need to know?

Tag @EmoryChem and #chemspiritweek when you post on social media! Have fun, get excited, and get ready to show your chemistry spirit!