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Show your Spartan pride on College Colors Day, Friday, Sept. 2

collegecolorsNorfolk State University is proud to participate in National College Colors Day 2016 to be held Friday, September 2. As part of the celebration, NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has issued a College Colors Day Presidential Proclamation.

College Colors Day, which coincides with both “back to campus” and the kick-off of intercollegiate athletics, strives to promote higher education through increased public awareness and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities, acknowledging their critical and fundamental importance to the United States.

At NSU, faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate in this nationwide celebration of collegiate spirit. Faculty and staff can go all in with NSU’s Most Spirited Department Contest and win a $500 “Spartangate Party.” See guidelines for the Most Spirited Department below.

Students can show their pride through the Ultimate Fan contest for a chance to win prizes that include two homecoming ticket bundles. For contest rules, see the Ultimate Fan Contest rules below.

Let’s all show our Spartan Spirit by wearing Green and Gold on Friday, September 2!


Most Spirited Department Contest

Norfolk State University faculty and staff will have an opportunity to participate in NSU’s Most Spirited Department Contest and win a $500.00 “Spartangate Party.” Contestants should submit a picture showcasing the departmental staff wearing NSU paraphernalia as well as green and gold attire showcasing their Spartan pride. “Be Creative, Be Festive but most of all Be Spirited!”

Please include with your photo, department name, point of contact, as well as a phone number, and send it to Martha Wilson at by close of business Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:00p.m.

(All entries in no way should be altered, photoshopped, manipulated or edited. Only original photographs will be accepted).

Don’t forget to wear your pride on September 2, 2016 to help NSU celebrate College Colors Day 2016! BEHOLD THE GREEN AND GOLD!®

Please contact Martha M. Wilson (823-8085 or ), if you have any questions.

Ultimate Fan Contest Rules- Students

The following rules shall apply to all Norfolk State University student contestants:

1. Contestants should wear green and gold attire on Friday, September 2, 2016.
“Be Creative, Be Festive, but most of all Be Spirited!”

2. All contestants must be in their attire at the pep rally in front of the Student Center by 12 noon on Friday, September 2, 2016, for judging.

3. By participating in the contest, winners and participants agree to have their name, voice and/or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the contests and must sign a waiver stating so prior to receipt of the prize.

4. Contest entrants must be currently enrolled at Norfolk State University.

5. There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to win the contest. However, you must register at the Office of Student Activities located on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center.

6. The committee will notify the winner via student email and telephone.

7. The Ultimate Fan will receive a prize pack, which includes but is not limited to…

2 Homecoming Ticket bundles
Recognition as The Ultimate Student Fan
A Surprise Gift!