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Annual Student Events

Each year, there are numerous programs and activities that promote student learning, encourage a sense of community, and provide opportunities for personal development on campus. Here is a sampling of those that have become regular traditions.

‘Phin Fest
Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Leadership, and Commuter Life, ‘Phin Fest is the annual campus-wide involvement fair held on Grace Plaza. Each club and organization is represented during the event, as dance groups perform and students show their ‘Phin pride to kick off the new academic year.

DREAM Weekend
Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Leadership, and Commuter Life, DREAM Weekend is a leadership retreat for emerging freshman and sophomore students held in February. This is an opportunity for students to enhance their leadership skills through team bonding and networking.

Founders Day
This College-wide event is held each April to recognize the contributions of the Sisters of Charity to the life and mission of the College.

200 Nights
A reception held for seniors, 200 Nights marks the last 200 days before Commencement and the beginning of the big countdown.

100 Nights
This reception for seniors marks the last 100 days before Commencement and continues the big countdown.

Leadership Weekend
Is a long-standing tradition that gives student leaders the opportunity to plan and execute a large-scale workshop focusing on a specific message or theme, with assistance from the Student Government Association advisor.

May Day 
Sponsored by the freshman and sophomore classes, this is a dinner and dancing event held every year in the beginning of May.

Sponsored by the Board of Programmers, Springfest is an outdoor festival held at the end of April with games, rides, music, and food. The events culminates with the annual Spring Concert.

Student Affairs Awards Reception
Sponsored each spring by the Division of Student Affairs to recognize student leaders, student-athletes, and volunteers. This includes the Student Government Association induction of newly-elected officers for the following year, along with addresses from both the current Student Body President, along with the Student Body President elect.

Senior Week
The days following exams and prior to Commencement, are highlighted by special events for the senior class. They include a champagne toast reception, a Final Bow senior reception, picnic, farewell gatherings, the Commencement Ball, and the Hooding Ceremony along with senior mass and a reception for students and their families. The week concludes with a Commencement Mass and Commencement Exercises.