8:58 AM, September 14, 2023
Start Date: 20231118

Auburn University Libraries’ latest exhibit looks into the past of the Auburn freshman experience with “Being a R.A.T.: The Auburn Freshman Experience-Flashback.” The exhibit is located on the first floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library and is open to the public during all regular library hours.

The Rookie Auburn Tiger (R.A.T.) experience has undergone many changes since the university’s beginnings. From shaved heads and military-style hazing, to R.A.T. caps, R.A.T. bibles, and rolling Toomer’s Oaks, the first 100 years were full of traditions that were distinctly Auburn.

The exhibit was conceived and assembled by the Special Collections and Archives Department of AU Libraries. Tommy Brown, university archivist, and processing archivist Joanna Ashley selected several fascinating artifacts from the archives for the exhibit. These artifacts came from Auburn alumni that donated their items through the years. The collection continues to grow as many former students donate pieces of Auburn memorabilia from all eras of the university’s existence. Contact AU Libraries Special Collections and Archives at archives@aubburn.edu if you have Auburn student life artifacts just to show or donate.

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