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Pride and Tradition

Pride and Tradition

With a strong history of over 115 years in the making, a spirited student body, and faculty and staff committed to student success, Coppin State University has pride to spare. We also have time-honored traditions, you won’t find anywhere else.

From our annual convocation and school colors to vibrant student arts and Greek life, there’s a whole lot going on at Coppin! Explore our proud past and exciting future!

Two Coppin Student smiling at Graduation


Every spring, the University holds a traditional graduation ceremony for students to share their achievement with family and friends.

I Love Coppin week Collage

I Love Coppin Week

Every year in October, students show their school spirit during I Love Coppin Week. Events range from Fanny Feud, Scary Movie Night, Fanny Jackson Coppin's Birthday Celebration and Battle of the Classes.

homecoming collage


In February, we welcome back alumni and their families as we celebrate Homecoming week. During this highly anticipated time of year, we come together to celebrate Coppin State University's past, present, and future.

students at techmania

Tech Mania  

Each year the Information Technology Division host Tech Mania. Students learn about on-campus technology while enjoying free food, games and giveaways.



In 1983, fall convocation at Coppin State University was instituted as an annual event. This yearly ceremony sets the academic tone for the year.

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Black History Month 

In the month of February, we observe Black History Month during which the campus celebrates historical, impactful African Americans. Past events include trivia night, film presentations, lecture series and museum trips.

Coppin State 2019 convocation

Royal Court

Since 1929, students have competed in the Coppin Pageant. At Coronation, the new Miss and Mister Coppin are crowned as well as the members of the Royal Court.

student receiving awards at eagle choice awards.

Eagles Choice Awards  

At The Eagles Choice Awards, we celebrate the academic and extracurricular accomplishments of our students. Contestant arrive at the show dressed elegantly. The award winners are determined by the students.

student at candle-light.

CandleLight Ceremony

Every fall we hold a twilight candle lighting ceremony for our freshman class. The ceremony signifies their start of their academic journey during which they will have life changing experiences which will prepare them for future success in life.

alumni, students and friends at the alumni concert

Alumni Summer Concert Series 

Each summer we host the alumni concert series with live music, food, dancing and vendors. The concert is enjoyed by alumni, students, family and friends. Who all come together and have a good time.

students at clubs and organizations day

Clubs and Organizations Day

On this day, the members of their clubs and organizations give information to students interested in joining their group. Student performances are also held during the event. Being part of a club or organization can open a world of opportunities such as internships, scholarships and jobs.

Coppin students at orioles game

Eagle Back the Birds

We at Coppin support our Baltimore Orioles. Students get free transport and admission to a game each year.

Student dancing

Eagle All-Star

Coppin State Athletics introduces the women and men's basketball teams as well as the other varsity rosters to the campus community during Midnight Mayhem. Festivities include student group performances, the alumni basketball games, and a student athlete meet and greet.