PULLMAN — Washington State University will celebrate “College Colors Day” Aug. 29 and “Crimson Fridays” every Friday during the academic year. Alumni, students and university employees can show their school spirit by dressing in the crimson and gray colors.

Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a proclamation July 7 making the Aug. 29, 2008 an official observance day for supporters of colleges and universities state-wide. Washington state residents are encouraged to wear apparel representing their favorite college or university. 

For the fourth year, College Colors Day seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit of the college experience, and strives to promote higher education by increasing public awareness and celebrating the achievements of colleges and universities in the U.S.

WSU President Elson S. Floyd signed a presidential decree Aug. 12 in which he proclaims every Friday during the academic year Crimson Spirit Day. He encourages all faculty, staff, alumni, students and supporters of WSU to wear apparel bearing the colors or insignias of the university.

In his decree, Floyd said that wearing WSU’s colors and insignias encourages solidarity among its diverse constituencies and strengthens the spirit of cooperation within the community.

For more information about Colors Day, visit www.collegecolorsday.com.

To learn more about Crimson Fridays, visit www.trademarks.wsu.edu.