Spirit and Tradition
Spirit & Traditions are a source of pride for a university. Take a look at the great traditions we have here at HBU. Join in with your HBU Spirit and Husky Pride to keep the Legacy going.
Hail the Orange & Blue (HBU Alma Mater)
The HBU Alma Mater “Hail the Orange & Blue” is traditionally sung:
- After all sporting events (win or lose)
- At the Commencement
- After special Convocations
- At special HBU events (Homecoming, Family Weekend, etc)
In the great state of Texas,
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
Christ saying I am the Way.
In our search for knowledge,
Tempered with Thy love,
Seeking our place of service,
With wisdom from above.
Give us courage, strength and faith,
To face a world filled with fear.
Ever onward to the challenge,
Knowing Thou art near.
God bless our school.
Keep her safe and true.
God bless our Alma Mater.
Hail the Orange and Blue.
Music & Lyrics by Dr. W.H. Hinton and Dr. Don Looser
HBU Fight Song
When our Huskies need an extra push of encouragement, we gather and sing the FIGHT SONG!
Get up and go, you mighty Huskies
Give it a fight for HBU.
Whenever the goin’ is rough and things are tough,
Don’t give up the fight.
Shoulder the load, hold to the road,
Pull with all your might.
Get up and go, you mighty Huskies
Give it a hail for orange and blue.
Get ready to meet the test, show your best
Drive until you’ve made History, with victory
You’ll win for HBU.
Music & Lyrics by Dr. Robert L. Parker
One of HBU’s oldest traditions, the Beanie is a hat won by our incoming Freshman students during their first week of school. Each freshman that attends Welcome Days will participate in the Beanie Ceremony where they are charged with carrying on or creating a legacy here at HBU.
Proper wearing of the Beanie:
Proper wearing of the Beanie is bill to the front, with the HBU letters proudly showing
When should I wear my Beanie?:
During the first week of your first year; rain, shine, night and day.
Why is the Beanie special?:
The Beanie helps HBU recognize and welcome our incoming students. It also allows students to bond with a long-standing tradition, and with their fellow classmates.
- The Beanie Ceremony
During the first week of school, the Freshman class battle the Upperclassmen in a battle of Tug-of-War.
If the Freshmen win the battle they are free to remove their Beanie. If they lose……which they always do……. they must continue wearing their Beanie’s proud for one more week!
How to do it:
Place your middle finger and ring finger to your thumb with you pointer and pinky finger sticking straight up.
When to do it:
When you hear someone yell, “DAWGS UP!” Throw your Dawg in the air and bark!
Be ready at all times! You never know when the yell will come!
Remember keep that snout out and those ears up!
- The HBU Seal
- Hinton's Nose
This is when we welcome our incoming students with a bang. From move in to the Beanie Ceremony, to learning more about the university they will embrace; Welcome Days jam packs orientation with a huge “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!” Learn more……..
- Freshman Move In
Homecoming is a time where the past meets the present with excitement for the future. Our alums come home, our current students celebrate, and the university has a party!
“God bless our Alma Mater; Hail the Orange & Blue!” Don’t miss out on the Homecoming fun this year! Learn more…..
This late night pep rally is always full of surprises and fun!
Our HBU Band, Cheer Team the Elite Dance Team, student athletes, and more help make this tradition exciting for all!!
- Spring Fling
Late Night Breakfast
That night our faculty and staff gather in our cafeteria and serve our students breakfast and it is one big party!! This event is full of games, music, and prizes for all! Each semester there is a new theme, and our faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to express the theme anyway they can!