Aubie the Tiger has been busy this season spreading holiday cheer for all to hear!

Every holiday season, Aubie gets dressed up as Aubie Claus to fundraise for the Aubie Program and for Aubie’s journey to win his tenth UCA Mascot National Championship. The Aubie Claus event was held three times in November to give the Auburn Family a chance to pose with their favorite tiger while embodying the living spirit of Auburn.

When Aubie isn’t busy prepping for the UCA Mascot National Championship, he spends his time spreading holiday cheer at other seasonal events, such as the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The Holiday Lighting Ceremony marks the beginning of the season, a special time for the Auburn Family to celebrate tradition and diversity on our campus.

Spreading holiday cheer isn’t Aubie’s only prerogative, though. He also graces Ring Night, the Ring Ceremony and graduation to reinforce longstanding Auburn traditions and to applaud the newest graduates of the university.

Ella Cunningham, director of scheduling for Aubie, accompanies him to all of his events and ensures his schedule stays full of other commitments such as holiday party appearances. She says her favorite part of sticking by Aubie’s side is seeing the joy he brings to everyone he meets.

“I’ve never seen someone who’s not excited to see Aubie,” Cunningham says. “I think it’s especially relevant during the holiday season, when students may be stressed about classes and finals, to see their stress melt away from hugging their favorite furry friend.”

For more information about the Aubie Program, please contact Aubie Advisor Corey Edwards by email at, or by phone at 334-844-1285.


Last modified: 04/20/2020