Traditions

Part of the Hereford experience are the traditions shared by Herefordians past and present.

Convocation

Convocation

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

Bloomfield Cup

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, Weedon, 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.

Jefferson Cups

Jefferson Cups

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.