Appearance Requests

Butler Blue with students getting photographed

Not just a “Big Dawg on Campus,” Blue is also “A Dawg About Town.” In fact, the popularity and success of the Butler Blue live mascot program can be attributed to high visibility. Needless to say, Blue loves to make appearances and would welcome the opportunity to consider your appearance request.

However, this Dawg needs his rest, to have a role on campus, to play, and frankly, cannot be everywhere, all the time. So before making your appearance request, please consider the items below as a general rule of paw.

Submit event requests here.

General Appearance Guidelines

All other requests will be evaluated on a request-by-request basis. Blue will be most likely to participate in events and activities that advance the Butler mission, including the following but not limited too:

  • High-profile University events (such as prospective student events including Open House and Early Registration, campaign events, and alumni/donor events).
  • Events requested by Butler University’s president.
  • Butler athletic events, including home football and basketball games.
  • University spirit events including pep rallies and Homecoming.
  • Events requested by an official Butler Blue sponsors.

Off-campus or private appearance requests will be evaluated on the following criteria.

  • The availability of Butler Blue and his handler.
  • If the appearance advances the mission of  Butler University.
  • The appearance is a controlled and predictable environment.

Appearance Fees

Off-campus or private appearance requests are subject to an appearance fee that starts at $300 which goes to cover expenses related to travel and other needs of the Butler Blue live mascot program.

Additional fees for fuel or miscellaneous items may apply as well.

Types of Appearances

Common types of appearances are listed below:

Definition: Blue is a part of a ceremony at an event ie. ribbon-cutting, appearance on stage, etc. Blue does not interact with the guests of the event.

Definition: A set location where guests can come to take their photo with Blue.

Definition: Blue walks the floor of an event with guests

Definition: In select cases, Blue will make classroom visits to schools in the Central Indiana area.

Definition: Support on @TheButlerBlue social media channels of his time at the event.

Cost: $50 in addition to the appearance fee attributed to any of the above appearance types.