Goucher College Shield

The College Shield

The shield of Goucher College bears an open book inscribed "I. Thess. Ch. V. Vs.21" (Prove all things; hold fast that which is good) against a gold background. Three lilies appear against a blue field in the left lower quarter; in the right lower corner are the arms of the state of Maryland and of the family of Lord Baltimore.

Rowdy the Gopher

College Mascot



College Colors

Blue and Gold

Opening Celebration parade on Van Meter Highway

Opening Celebration

At the start of each academic year, students, faculty, and staff gather to welcome new and returning members to the Goucher community. To celebrate, students process from the residential area to the academic quad, where a ceremony and campuswide dinner with entertainment are held.

Parents and studen

Family Weekend

Parents and families of all students are invited to visit Goucher in the fall semester for a full weekend of activities.

Rock climbing wall

GIG (Get Into Goucher)

GIG is the traditional "May Day" celebration. This spring day begins with the ringing of the chapel bells to end classes and signal the start of carnival rides, games, food, and music. This event promotes college-wide festivities for all students, faculty, staff, and their families.

Convocation ceremony in auditorium

Spring Convocation: Goucher Celebrates Academic Achievement and the Arts

This ceremony to honor students is held every spring in Kraushaar Auditorium and, weather permitting, is followed by a campus-wide dinner in the courtyard or the academic quad.