‘Greensboro Goes Blue and Gold’ to Honor Graduates May 8 - 9

05/07/2020 Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Students

GREENSBORO – Starting Friday night, May 8, business, organization and education locations around the city will sparkle with blue and gold lights to honor the spring 2020 graduates of both North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and UNC Greensboro.

Both the City of Greensboro and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce have reached out to business owners and organizational leaders for participation in the “Greensboro Goes Blue and Gold” campaign, which continues through Saturday, May 9.

Thanks to the Internet and social media, Aggies will be able to see the light show whether they are close by or across the country. Here’s how:

  • On the N.C. A&T campus, the iconic Deese Clock Tower will be lit blue and gold – always a beautiful evening spectacle, given that it is the tallest building on the A&T campus. Those who can’t see it in person can have a look on the WXII-12 weather skycams page, which has a camera permanently trained on the tower and the Aggie Villages quad.
  •  On Saturday night, blue and gold searchlights installed at the A&T Four Memorial will scan the night sky and should be visible several miles away.
  •  N.C. A&T social media accounts -- @ncatsuaggies on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – will carry photos and videos of the city lights. Follow the #GSOGrads hashtag to see posts from A&T and other participants in the campaign.
A&T is graduating some 2,400 students this school year, the most in university history for a single year. Approximately 1,500 candidates comprise the spring class -- again the largest in A&T history.