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Jonathan the XIII


Named after Connecticut's Revolutionary War-era governor, Jonathan Trumbull, Jonathan became UConn's mascot in 1934, after the University's name changed from Connecticut Agricultural College to Connecticut State College. Students voted overwhelmingly to accept the dog as the new mascot and a contest led to his naming.

Jonathan XIII is a completely white, 100% pure Siberian Husky, born in Western Pennsylvania on December 17, 2006. He is hosted by a local family and is managed by and makes appearances with members of the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed Service Fraternity, who has been caring for the University's mascots since the 1970's.