Maddie the Moose

Photo Credit: Winsted Phoenix – Shaw Izikson


Requesting an Appearance- Maddie the Moose is available for both on and off campus events. Availability and appropriateness of the request is determined by the Director of Student Activities.

  • Depending on weather and climate conditions, appearances can be as short as 15minutes but rarely longer than 45 minutes at a time without a break.
  • A secure and private room must be made available at least 30 minutes before the appearance is requested and be available at all times during the event.
  • Please give at least 1 week notice, whenever possible. The further in advance the notice is, the likelier your request can be approved.

Email Andrew Wetmore, Director of  Student Activities, awetmore@nwcc.edu to make a request.

Information to include in your request:

Contacts Full Name-
Contact Email-
Day of Phone Number-
Name of Event-
Location- On Campus please include building and room number. Off Campus- Address and any other directions that may be helpful
Date and Time(s) of event-
Location of Changing Room-
Actions/Activity you wish the mascot to engage in (example: Photos, etc)-


History: In Fall of 2019, The Northwestern CT Community College Student Senate put forth a proposal for a new mascot. The colleges unofficial mascot, Pioneer Pete, had not be used in publications in several years and only existed in graphic form. To modernize the image of the campus and to increase school spirit, the Student Senate with the blessing of the college administration, sought nominations for a new mascot.

In early winter of 2019, the Moose narrowly won over the Bobcat by a vote conducted community wide through the NWCC.edu website. Slowed drastically by the outbreak of the 2020 Novel Corona Covid-19 virus outbreak, finding a qualified vendor and production was difficult due to international restrictions on shipping and lock-downs around the world. Despite social distancing obstacles, material shortages and factory shutdowns, BAM Mascots of  Mississauga, ON Canada was able to design, build and complete the costume for its arrival in January 2021. The costume would make its first public debut on May 27, 2021 at an outdoor drive-thru graduation ceremony ath the Five Points Art Gallery located at the Old UConn of Torrington Campus.

The Making of Maddie


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