In the spirit of the Centennial celebration in 1972, the Sesquicentennial Commission seeks to “enliven, enlighten and enrich” the campus with a year-long celebration. The Sesquicentennial Year features liturgies, lectures, community service activities, concerts, seminars, library exhibits and a host of student-run events.

Kicking off the Sesquicentennial Year on September 15, 2021 is the traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit in gratitude for Saint Peter’s University, followed by special campus festivities to open the Sesquicentennial. The anniversary culminates with the Founders’ Week Celebration in April 2022 to commemorate the original charter of Saint Peter’s University (then College) dated April 3, 1872.

October Events 

October 13
150 Tastes of Latin America, Mac Mahon Student Center dining halls, noon

October 14
Latinas in the Legislature: A Panel Discussion Sponsored by the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership, The Duncan Family Sky Room, 11:00 a.m.

Sustainability Council Presentation: Basics of Shellfish Aquaculture with Gef Flimlin ’74, professor emeritus, Rutgers University and past president of the United States Aquaculture Society, McIntyre Conference Center, noon

October 20
Frank J. Guarini School of Business Ribbon-Cutting and Launch of 90th Anniversary of Business Programs at Saint Peter’s, 10:00 a.m.

La Misa en Español (Mass in Spanish) celebrated by Rev. Luis Tempe, S.J. in the Saint Peter Chapel, 3:00 p.m.

October 28
Living Friendship and Community in a Divided World: A Conversation between Joseph Cardinal Tobin and Sir Gilbert LevineThe Duncan Family Sky Room, 7:00 p.m.

September Events 

September 9
20th Commemoration of 9/11 and National Day of Service

September 13-17
Hispanic-Serving Institution Week

September 15
Mass of the Holy Spirit  and 150th Kick-off: Flag Raising and Party

September 21
Commemoration of 100,000 Meals by the Campus Kitchen and Recognition of Corporate Partners

September 27
O’Toole Library Lecture: “The Saint John’s Bible: A Story That Inspires”, in conjunction with the month-long library exhibit, The Saint John’s Bible: Ten Years at Saint Peter’s

September 29
Michaelmas Convocation

Event Slideshows​

Dr. Cornacchia and Martin Luther King III, Michaelmas Convocation 2021

Dr. Cornacchia and Martin Luther King III, Michaelmas Convocation 2021

Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off Party

Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off Party

Mass of the Holy Spirit - September 15, 2021

Mass of the Holy Spirit – September 15, 2021