Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Class of 1898 began the tradition of having designated class colors by selecting green and white as their class colors. The three classes that followed chose red and white, lavender and white, and blue and white. These became the official colors, and they rotated through the years.

The first classes wore hats in their class colors, but later classes substituted sweaters or blazers. Occasionally, classes designated as “lavender and white” would instead have class jackets in black, charcoal, or beige.