Traditions

The Bell

The sound of the bell symbolizes the transition from one stage of life to another. The first time students have the opportunity to ring the bell is when they enter the University of Guelph-Humber at Orientation. The only other time students ring the bell is when they graduate at Convocation, marking the end of their educational journey at the university, and their entry into the alumni family.

University of Guelph-Humber Bell

GH Cheer

Created by students, the University of Guelph-Humber (GH) Cheer demonstrates our passion for getting involved and showing school spirit! Students participating in Orientation learn the GH Cheer from upper-year student leaders.

University of Guelph-Humber Cheer Lyrics

When I say Guelph, you say Humber
Guelph – “Humber”
Guelph – “Humber”

Guelph-Humber, best of two,
Red and Blue is right for you!
Guelph-Humber, Guelph, Guelph Guelph-Humber
G-H!

Small and mighty is our game,
No, you won’t forget the name!
Guelph-Humber, Guelph, Guelph, Guelph-Humber
RO-TATE!

Guelph-Humber, best of two,
Red and Blue is right for you!
Guelph-Humber, Guelph, Guelph, Guelph-Humber
G-H!

GH Gives, that’s our aim,
No, you won’t forget the name!
Guelph-Humber, Guelph, Guelph, Guelph-Humber
G-H!

Guelph-Humber, Guelph, Guelph, Guelph-Humber
WHOO! WHOO!

Henrietta La Poulet Trophy

In 2009, the Student Life department debuted the Henrietta La Poulet Trophy. This trophy is awarded annually to the winning team competing at Orientation. Students compete on one of three different colour teams for the honour of having their team photo taken with Henrietta. During the school year, she can be found in the trophy case on the first floor.

Class Banner

During Orientation, new students have the opportunity to sign their class banner. The class banner will be displayed at Last Lecture, Convocation and alumni reunions so students can always look back and reflect on their journey.

Students signing the class banner

Mascot

Launched in 2015, Swoop the Great Horned Owl can be seen at campus events and activities throughout the year. Be sure to use #GHSwoop in all of your social media photos with the UofGH mascot! Click here to learn more about our school mascot or book Swoop to come to an on-campus event.

Photo of Swoop and a female student posing for a selfie.