History & Traditions
Catawba has a long history and tradition of strong academic programs, taught by knowledgeable, caring faculty. Our professors want to get to know you as their student. They seek to help you learn at your best and to understand how to challenge and encourage you to accomplish more than you thought you could. Our students are diverse in looks and outlooks, unified by their desire to grow as individuals, to make a positive impact on our campus, in their communities, and on the future of our world. Our alumni are successful in their chosen paths and count their Catawba experience as key in helping them become so.
Every college has its own time-honored traditions! When we think of academic traditions, we tend to think of faculty processing in their regalia and of solemn occasions full of pomp and circumstance. As most schools do, Catawba certainly has those kinds of traditions. However, we have others that are unique to us! Here are a few of our favorite campus community traditions!