Diadeloso 2022

The Tradition Continues

As the Spring 2022 semester nears its end, we hope you’ll take a break from studying and join us Tuesday, April 5!

Dia 2022 Schedule of Events

Coming Soon!


How did Diadeloso get started?

Dia started in 1932 as a way to "bring smiles to the faces of students" by giving them a break from classes. The annual spring holiday gradually became a favorite pastime. Re-organized by the Chamber of Commerce in 1935, its popularity rapidly grew and the name of the occasion through the years changed from All University Day to Physical Fitness Day to May Day. In 1966 students voted to name the annual occasion "Diadeloso" or "The Day of the Bear."