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Traditions

P-rade Marshals
The start of the P-rade. Courtesy of the Office of Alumni Affairs

For more than 260 years, Princetonians have shaped and cherished a remarkably rich body of traditions, from the athletic competitions of Cane Spree and the Big Three bonfire to the colorful spectacle of the P-rade and songs and cheers passed on by generations of students and alumni. Over the years, countless Princetonians have embraced and helped to grow these traditions, ensuring the connection to the past while looking toward the future. We are all guardians of Princeton traditions.