In December 2016, the Mascot Committee winnowed down the 2045 suggestions received to 30 semifinalists identified as best meeting the agreed-upon criteria. In February, the Mascot Committee will seek input from a representative group of alumni and student delegates, who will be asked to rate these semifinalists according to the criteria and alumni feedback. The Mascot Committee will then use the ratings to identify the top five mascot suggestions that will be put forward for a full community vote in late March.

The semifinalists are:

  • Aces
  • Amethyst
  • A's
  • Beacons
  • Blaze
  • Dinosaur
  • Falcons
  • Fighting Poets
  • Flame
  • Hamster
  • Hawks
  • Irradients
  • Luminaries
  • Mammoths
  • Mastodon
  • Moose
  • Oaks
  • Octagons
  • Owl
  • Phoenix
  • Poets
  • Pride
  • Purple
  • Purple & White
  • Purple Aces
  • Purple Rays
  • Radiance
  • Rays
  • Valley Hawks
  • Wolves

View the full list of mascot semifinalists including rationale>>>