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Pumpkin-carving stencils of the WSU Cougar head logo

pumpkin white outlineCarve your pumpkins with the Coug spirit this Halloween. Select a template below, print, and trace on the pumpkin.

The large template prints on two letter-size pages, which you can cut and then put together when tracing.

Final step: Display your Coug-o-lantern with pride and send us photos of your Coug pumpkins.

Small pumpkin template

Large pumpkin template


Or use this Butch T. Cougar template courtesy WSU Athletics



Vintage Butch (PDF)

Vintage Butch (outline) (PDF)



The Legend of the Coug-O-Lantern


Tradition has it that once a year,
Pumpkins are carved of a legend so dear.

While most emit faces or creatures to fear,
Cougar nation shows pride through a glowing sphere.

For our newest family members to those deep in career,
This annual luminary serves as festive gear.
Saluting the legacy that we all revere,
A friendly “Go Cougs” is all that we hear.

Across the land from rolling hills to the pier,
A simple reminder of how we cohere.

So, with help from your incredible four-year,
We can make distance seem to disappear.

Displaying your pride, your spirit, your cheer,
Together, we can persevere.

On this Halloween more than ever it’s clear,
The Coug-O-Lantern shines to unite Cougs far and near.

Jenna Osiensky



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