SESSION CANCELED: Confessions of a College Mascot

Mar 7, 2023

2:30pm – 3:00pm CT

It was 2020 and the University of Virginia students did not return from Spring Break. The early unknowns of the COVID pandemic were just beginning, while a fractured community lost its sense of community. Enter, our hero: The University of Virginia mascot ‘CavMan.’ With no students to wear the costume or athletic events to cheer for, this is the story of how the President’s Office brought CavMan to life, sharing the suit, and reimagining the role and potentials of a mascot outside of sports.

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Matt Weber

University of Virginia