Meet Roary the Mountain Lion!

mascot in uniform with stanchions

De Anza’s mascot – Roary the Mountain Lion – represents the college at student events, athletic contests and other occasions. 

The college chose the mountain lion as its new mascot in 2019, after extensive input from students, student-athletes, alumni and employees. Roary's name and costume were selected after additional campuswide input, including a survey that drew more than 1,500 responses.

The costume and uniform were developed by the Office of Communications, in consultation with the De Anza Student Government (DASG), the Office of College Life, the Athletics program and student athletes.

Roary's public appearances are now overseen by the Office of College Life.


Roary joined the fun at De Anza's 2023 Graduation celebration in July

smiling grad holding diploma and leaning against Roary

line of smiling grads with Roary

... and at Welcome Day in September 2023!

Roary and young woman posing for photographer

Roary posing for selfie with staffer and President Holmes

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