From hiking to singing to turning blue, BYU steeped in tradition

What comes to mind when you hear the word “tradition?” Perhaps you hear Tevye breaking out into song on Fiddler on the Roof or you think back on family activities and high school rituals.

Traditions bring people together and help build strong communities. At BYU we want to bring students together and help them feel a part of BYU’s community, so we’re giving you the inside scoop on the BYU traditions you have to look forward to.

Ask anyone about traditions at the Y, and you will most likely hear “hiking the Y” or “tunnel singing.”

Hiking the Y: Who knew that a high school junior-senior rivalry in 1906 would result in a large block Y on the mountainside, standing 380 feet tall — the largest college symbol in the US. The 1.2 mile trek up to the Y is not for the faint of heart, but it is a must for every Cougar.

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