Part of the Hereford experience are the traditions shared by Herefordians past and present.
Held at the beginning of each school year, convocation ceremony welcomes all new members into the Hereford communiy. Once an annual ritual, this tradition was revived in 2014 and is now a regular Hereford event. The celebration marks the unofficial start to the new school year and is the first gathering of the entire Hereford community. Held in the Hereford amphitheater, the ceremony involves a special candle-lighting ceremony.
Bloomfield Cup is the annual flag football tournament held each April between the houses of Hereford College (Norris and Whyburn) and our neighboring dorms of Johnson, Wheedon, and Malone. Named after former Hereford Principal Lou Bloomfield, the tournament allows students to play for the honor of their house. For those less inclined to hit the field, the day is also filled with other fun activities including a BBQ.
A new Hereford tradition, Spirit Week is held the week leading up to the Bloomfield Cup and is an opportunity for Herefordians to express how much they love their community. Each day holds a different theme with some special events and activities including the popular "Selfie Day" photo contest, "Leave no Trace Day" (recycle, reuse, and be sustainable), and Breakfast Club day.
A longstanding Hereford tradition is the distribution of Jefferson Cups to all graduating Herefordians. The cups are inscribd with our Hereford shield and are distributed at our end-of-year banquet. Membership in Hereford is a lifelong status and we encourage all outgoing students to remain in touch with the Hereford community.