Page 10 | DBU at a Glance

S T U D E N T L I F E Just step onto campus, and you can sense the vitality. From student activities to sporting events to simply hanging out with friends, DBU is buzzing with energy. Throughout the year, Student Life hosts special events designed to bring the entire DBU Family together. These traditions, as well as everyday life on campus, is why #DBUisHome. Traditions Ringing of the Liberty Bell After students enroll at DBU, one of the first traditions they experience is the privilege of proudly ringing the bell, marking the beginning of their journey at DBU. Student Welcome And Transition (SWAT) DBU’s annual welcome event for new students is affectionately known as SWAT Week, which stands for Student Welcome And Transition. Welcome Week The first week of school kicks off with new classes and special events around campus hosted by Student Life, including a special concert for the whole DBU Family to enjoy. Patriot Rally Students gather in the Burg for a chance to meet their Patriot Athletic teams, as well as showcase their talents as Greek organizations perform cheers and dances for the crowd. The Great Pumpkin Chase Held each fall on Halloween, the Great Pumpkin Chase takes place with DBU students dressed in various costumes, running across the campus in search of prized pumpkins. Homecoming The week of Homecoming is the most action packed week of the year. The entire DBU Family has the opportunity to reconnect at various receptions and luncheons throughout the week. Homecoming Tailgate Party & Game The Tailgate Party is right before the basketball game and is filled with carnival games, food, live music, and a radio announcer to highlight Patriot Sports. Spring Sing Get your talent on and show us your stuff in the zaniest, most entertaining student-sponsored music and dance festival ever. DBU Cross Ring The official DBU Cross Ring displays the cross of Christ on its center, reflecting the University mission of providing a Christ-centered education. Candlelighting The Candlelighting service represents a culmination of a student’s time at DBU. It is a joyous and meaningful time for graduates and their families to reflect back on their time at DBU. 6