Legend holds that the person you kiss at the limestone rock on JMU's Quad, aptly named the "kissing rock," will be the person you marry.
University of Mary Washington
Devil-Goat Day goes back to the 1920s. Mary Washington freshmen and juniors compete against sophomores and seniors in various events, wearing either red (devils) or green (goats).
The pillow fight in VCU's Compass is kind of a flash-mob situation: During final exams, students show up in pajamas with pillows, and, at a designated time, all rush at each other in a free-for-all.
At freshman orientation and before graduation, Virginia Tech students walk through the Lane Stadium tunnel and jump up to touch the slab of Hokie Stone.
Tinker Day dates back to the 1880s — classes at Hollins are canceled, the student body and faculty hike up Tinker Mountain (not an easy hike by any means) in wacky costumes, and they picnic on fried chicken and cake.
Mary Baldwin College
Community service is a lot of fun on Apple Day, an annual tradition at Mary Baldwin. Each fall, students glean apples that will go to food banks, and a carnival on campus follows in the afternoon
University of Virginia
College students are known for over-indulging, but not like this. At the annual Springfest in a grassy gully known as the Mad Bowl, brave U.Va. students see who can eat the most Gus Burgers, a burger with a fried egg on top served at the White Spot, a dive near Grounds.
William & Mary
Many William & Mary students do not consider themselves finished with school until they have completed the Triathlon — swimming through the campus lake, then jumping over the Governor's Mansion walls in Colonial Williamsburg and running through the Sunken Gardens.