History of Sing

Sing originated in 1936 as a homecoming event at the Oregon Agricultural College. On Thursday evening of Homecoming week, the fraternities gathered in the Memorial Union Lounge and held a singing competition. During World War II, when all of the fraternities became inactive, the sororities rose to the occasion to continue the tradition by creating their own singing competition. In the Spring of 1951, Sing became a collaboration between sororities and fraternities and was moved to Gill Coliseum in order to incorporate choreography into the performance, and quickly became one of the pillars of Mom’s Weekend. This year the tradition continues with the 80th annual Sing event taking place during Mom’s Weekend on Friday, April 29th.

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