Each year awards are given to students and put on display at the Hip Joint.

The "Golden Boot Award" is for those who have walked the greatest distance in search of bones, the "Golden Trowel Award" for those who made the greatest number of discoveries, and the "Zip Award" for those who tried really hard but found zip!

There is also the "Grub a Dub Dub Award" which has only been earned by a single person, in 1992, for washing the least amount of laundry.

At the conclusion of an internship, the graduate students leave behind messages painted on rocks from their hometown.

The most time-honored traditions however, is that of the college pranks…