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Mount Saint Vincent Honors Annual Tradition: Founders Day

4/12/2017

Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent will celebrate Founders Day with campus-wide events on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The event marks the anniversary of the charter that established the College’s inception as an academically excellent, authentically inclusive institution.

Originally founded as the Academy of Mount Saint Vincent in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the Academy’s charter was amended to change its name to the College of Mount Saint Vincent in 1911. Dedicated to the Catholic tradition and the principles of ecumenism, the Mount combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts.

In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, the College upholds its commitment to “foster an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.” This year, students can make their own Mount Saint Vincent car flags and enjoy an open mic night. As always, the Sisters will visit classes to share the College’s rich history with a new generation of students.

Founders Day Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m. Employee Service Awards Brunch
Smith Hall, Founders Hall
12:00 p.m. –  2:00 p.m. Make Your Own CMSV Car Flag
The Quad
12:30 p.m. Founders Day Liturgy
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
3:00 p.m. Sandwich Making for the Midnight Run
Campus Ministry, Founders Hall
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Vinny’s Birthday Party
Hudson Heights – $4.99 per person for Italian dinner
8:30 p.m. Midnight Run
Campus Ministry, Founders Hall
8:30 p.m. Flow Open Mic
Cahill Theater

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.