Durango Days, during the first week of the academic year, will be packed full of involvement opportunities, social activities, bands, other entertainment, and free food.
"Durango" is the name of our Maverick mascot and has ruled as the UNO mascot since 1971.
An estimated 2,000 voters turned out for the 1971 Student Senate elections on campus. Among the items on the ballot—the selection of a new university mascot.
The final tally as reported by The Gateway (the student newspaper)—Maverick, 566; Unicorn, 515; Roadrunner, 397; Demon, 346.