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.
150 Tastes of Latin America, Mac Mahon Student Center dining halls, noon
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
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.
Living Friendship and Community in a Divided World: A Conversation between Joseph Cardinal Tobin and Sir Gilbert Levine, The Duncan Family Sky Room, 7:00 p.m.
20th Commemoration of 9/11 and National Day of Service
Hispanic-Serving Institution Week
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