Save the date: Founders Day celebration to be held Tuesday, Oct. 14
Nearly 313 years ago, on Oct. 9, 1701, the leaders of the Connecticut colony gathered in New Haven and endorsed “An act for liberty to erect a Collegiate School,” thereby establishing what has become the Yale University of today.
Four weeks from now — in the spirit of celebrations of previous generations and last year’s presidential inauguration events, and the goal of encouraging everyone from every corner of the campus to explore and embrace all that the university has to offer — Yale is beginning a new tradition with a “Founders Day” event for students, faculty, and staff, to be held annually on a day close to the anniversary of the 1701 founding.
This year, Founders Day events will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with open houses at the President’s House, Woodbridge Hall, and other locations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as pop-up performances by student performers around campus. The Founders Day celebration will culminate on the Cross Campus from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. with remarks by President Peter Salovey, student group performances, festive food on a fall theme specially catered by Yale Dining, and more.