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The symbols present on a college campus

  1. In November 1898, a group of students and professors founded a new student literary society, " Kings Crown.
  2. Elliott's design departed from the original King's College Crown in a number of ways - elongated crosses attached to the circlet, the lack of a ball the monde between the crown and cross on top, and the removal of alternating diamond-shaped decorations around the circlet. Usage of this version of the crown is incredibly rare today.
  3. Elliott's design departed from the original King's College Crown in a number of ways - elongated crosses attached to the circlet, the lack of a ball the monde between the crown and cross on top, and the removal of alternating diamond-shaped decorations around the circlet. The Alumni News began publication in Fall 1909.

Moore carries the University Mace. Click photo to enlarge.

Traditions and Symbols

University of Washington ceremonial occasions begin with the entrance of the University Mace, carried by the University Marshal.

In 2015, professor of architecture and urban planning Sharon E. Sutton was appointed University Marshal, replacing philosophy professor Ronald M.

Moore, who held the position from 1996 to 2014. It signifies the proceedings have official sanction.

  1. This crown might arguably said to be the forefather of all our crown logo designs today.
  2. After taking feedback into account, the de-jewerled but crossed design that had sprouted up in the 90s was given an official imprimatur.
  3. A close-up of the Territorial University engraving on the University Mace.
  4. At the top is an ornament placed on a bulbous head; ring-shaped enlargements are found on the shaft; and the base is a round, foliated ornament. That particular crown design appears throughout Hamilton Hall on plaques recognizing donors for the most recent renovation of the building, constituting the sole use of the design on campus.

The tradition of the mace derives from medieval times in England, when the mace was held by a bodyguard for dignitaries at ceremonial functions. Ceremonial maces are used by governing bodies worldwide, including the U. House of Representatives and the British Parliament. The University of Washington mace is seen only at Freshman Convocation, Commencement and honorary degree ceremonies.

King's Crown (symbol)

As an ancient symbol of authority, it reminds us that universities are custodians both of the enduring traditions of learning and of the power they bestow upon those who come to learn. It is also a reminder that the learning process has not always been comfortable and easy.

The mace bears the inscription: Presented to the University on the occasion of its Centennial by the University of Washington Alumni Association, 1961.

It is three feet in length and five pounds in weight. The triangular head-piece of gold-plated sterling silver is topped by a silver reproduction of Drumheller fountain.

The University Mace

Each of the three sides carries a finely wrought engraving see images below: The shaft is of dark rosewood decorated in gold, and the name of the University is inscribed in purple enamel on the headpiece. The University Mace showing the seal of the University of Washington.

A close-up of the Territorial University engraving on the University Mace. Click on photo to enlarge. A close-up of the engraving of Denny Hall on the University Mace.

  • It seems that at this period Kings Crown effectively became the distant ancestor of today's Activities Board at Columbia ABC - a student run governing board for student organizations;
  • The tradition of the mace derives from medieval times in England, when the mace was held by a bodyguard for dignitaries at ceremonial functions;
  • It's unclear which exact crown design was featured on the original flag;
  • All four crown designs feature elongated crosses;
  • It is also a reminder that the learning process has not always been comfortable and easy.