Have you seen a lot of faculty or staff wearing red or orange this week?

The tradition of the Orangemen (or Fir Darrig)— faculty and staff ‘disrupting’ the St. Pat’s festivities— dates back to the mid-1960s when a group of faculty members got together to ‘get back’ at the mischievous St. Pat and his court.


The tradition of St. Pat’s has seen some ups and downs over the years, but it was revived in the late 1980s as the lighthearted celebration we know today.


This flyer (distributed to faculty and staff in 1991) succinctly describes the evolution of St. Pat’s week here at MSOE.


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