Where would we be today without the lessons of the past? UA is full of tradition and pride because of our lived history. Use the links below and to the left to learn more of the historical facts that make UA Traditions what they are today. Who knows maybe one day there will be a new UA tradition because of you!

Big Al

UA’s beloved mascot is a key component of tradition on campus.


From the hat of a legend to a common fashion piece around campus, Houndstooth designs are a must have UA tradition.

Million Dollar Band

For more than 100 years, the Million Dollar Band has delighted UA crowds with prideful sounds.

Crimson Tide

From a sea of crimson mud, UA athletics began to rise in competition like a rolling tide.

Fight Song

From sporting events to class presentations, the Fight Song is a well represented piece of campus culture.

Alma Mater

Uniting students of the past and present, the Alma Mater speaks to the pride found in being a UA student.