Students celebrate in the "Fountain of Freedom" after handing
in their theses
The fountain in front of the Woodrow Wilson
School was created by James Fitzgerald in 1966 and is one
of the largest
bronze castings in the United States. Fitzgerald named his
work the "Fountain of Freedom" to symbolize Woodrow
Wilson's vision of lasting world peace.
For some Princeton seniors, however, the fountain represents
a different kind of freedom: the completion of their senior
theses. Each spring, Woodrow Wilson School seniors continue
the tradition of jumping into the fountain after handing
the Tigers win a home football game, the Princeton
University Band plays a celebratory a concert from inside
the fountain's pool.