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School Colors

School Colors

How did West Virginia University’s official school colors of gold and blue come about?

The colors were adopted by the school’s upperclassmen in 1890, according toWest Virginia University: A Pictorial History, 1867-1979. The color choices were taken from the West Virginia state seal. Additionally, the words “gold and blue” are sung in the first verse of Hail West Virginia.

The correct reference to West Virginia University’s color scheme is “Old Gold and Blue”, not Blue and Gold (those are Pitt colors!).

Did you know…

That the official colors of West Virginia University are gold and blue? Often people refer to the “old blue and gold” and those are actually Pitt colors.