Albertus Magnus College Postpones 95th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Delta Variant Poses Uncertainty

New Haven, Conn., August 18, 2021Albertus Magnus College  is  postponing its 95th Anniversary Gala until May 7, 2022 due to the current wave of infections caused by the Delta variant of COVID-19.  Originally scheduled for last September to kick-off the milestone, and then re-scheduled for September 25, 2021 to cap-off the year-long celebration, Albertus announced this decision today.

In a letter from Vice President for Advancement Mary Young ’91, she stated:

“This was not an easy decision but one based upon a number of factors including following the science -- infectious disease experts have determined that this current wave will not peak until early October.  We understand how important this event is to the College; how important it is to celebrate in person; and how important it is to salute our incredible honorees.  But these are all too important to risk -- as is the health and wellness of our Albertus community.”

She went on to say, “While this decision is disappointing, it is made with the best possible outcome in mind:  that we can all join together next spring in a safe and healthy manner and celebrate the bright future of Albertus Magnus College.” Additional information, details, and updates will be posted on the College’s Return to Campus section on the Albertus website.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.