John Carroll University’s mascot originates from Donald P. Gavin’s “John Carroll University – A Century of Service” where a photo of Rev. Frederick E. Welfle, S.J., then University president, and a Saint Bernard dog can be found. The dog is meant to represent the wolves on the John Carroll University seal, which is adapted from the coat of arms of the Loyola family. Pictures of the mascot, all symbolic of wolves, can be found in John Carroll yearbooks up to 1999.
In fall 2008, JCU’s current mascot, Lobo, was introduced to the University community. Lobo can be found cheering on our Blue Streaks athletic teams at their games, attending University events like Homecoming and Reunion, or spreading Blue and Gold pride throughout the campus.