The infamous Hey Day is quickly approaching. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, will be this years Hey Day for University students.

Hey Day isn't just a holiday or an anniversary, but it is something that has been celebrated for some time and always anticipated by students each year.

"Hey Day is a great Auburn tradition. The purpose is to promote the friendliness of Auburn's campus," said Nicole Thomason, SGA secretary of public relations.

According to the SGA Web site, Hey Day began during WWII and ever since, celebrates friendship on campus. Hey Day is also "set aside to promote the friendly atmosphere," which Auburn is best-known.

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Auburn's SGA has been preparing for Hey Day this year for a while, whether by making banners or placing signs around campus. Thomason also said that e-mails have been sent out to different campus organizations and "This Week at AU."

Thomason said that there will be stations set up to pass out the name tags that everyone wears. There will also be prizes given out, too.

The name tags are vital to the success of Hey Day as it promotes the "getting to know you" aspect at Auburn, said Thomason.

This year, Hey Day will not only serve the usual free food and fun. New this year, University Program Council will be setting up a tye-dye workshop station behind the Tiger Transit station on the new green space adjacent to the Student Center.

"My favorite part is getting to say 'Hey' to everybody, I love Auburn's campus and I think it's a great tradition," said Thomason. "It's something I look forward to every year."

For more information on this years Hey Day, contact Sophie Burge, director of Hey Day at

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