Founders' Day Celebration

Friday, September 22, 2017

Please join us for the sixth annual celebration of Our Founders, Our Heritage, Our College

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Schedule of Events - Friday, September 22, 2017

10:30 a.m. “Remembering the Words”
Presenter: Sr. Diana Culbertson, O.P.
St. Albert Atrium, Tagliatela Academic Center

12:00 p.m. Candlelight Ceremony
The oldest Albertus tradition. Join our newest students as they sign the Tradition of Honor and receive the "light" of knowledge from the seniors.
Behan Community Room, Hubert Campus Center

1:00 p.m. All Campus Picnic
Book Swap - bring a book, take a book*
Bree Common, patio, and Aquinas Hall lawn

2:15 p.m. “Words Inspire: How Words Changed My Life”
Albertus students, faculty, staff, and alumni
St. Albert Atrium, Tagliatela Academic Center

3:15 p.m. Presentation of the VERITAS Award to Dr. Susan Cole,
Professor of English
St. Albert Atrium
Followed by a reception at Bree Common

*Book Swap: On Founders’ Day, we encourage our attendees to bring ONE book and take a book at the book tent. Share your favorite! Adult and children’s books can be new or gently used. Books without a reader will be donated.

More Events

All-Campus Read: Join the Class of 2021 in reading, Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (digital version available through the library).

Back Pack Project: Student groups and college offices are preparing backpacks for fourth graders at St. Francis, St Rose School.

Exhibit of Writings from faculty, students, alumni and Dominicans in Rosary Hall Library.

Art and Writings Exhibits works from faculty and students, Art Department and Art Therapy Department. Student artwork inspired by the Power of Words - MacDonough Art Gallery, Hubert Campus Center

Opening Thursday, September 14
5:00 p.m.
McDonough Art Gallery,
Campus Center

Word Slam: Students, alumni and members of the Albertus are invited to share their poetry and other short writings.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Campus Center

Falcon Flights: Take a lunch time trip with students and learn Albertus trivia.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
September 19, 20, 21
Campus Center

Book Swap: Bring a children’s or adult book to the picnic on Founders’ Day and swap for another book.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Bree Common
Aquinas Hall

Video Presentation: Watch a video from the Writing Tutors reflecting on their work with other students.

Friday, September 22
Atrium, Tagliatela Center
Bree Common, Aquinas Hall

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Candlelight Ceremony for students in our evening programs

5:30 - 6:00 p.m., Atrium, Tagliatela Academic Center. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Candlelight Ceremony for students in our evening programs

6:00 - 6:30 p.m., East Hartford Campus. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Albertus Magnus College opened its doors for the first time on September 24, 1925. As a community, it is our honor to celebrate the pioneering women of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and their continuing sponsorship of the mission of Albertus Magnus College.

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For more information, please contact the Office of Advancement at 203-773-8502 or email