Founders’ Day celebrates and remembers the unbroken line of people who have formed the College’s strong foundation from Bishop Philander Chase and his benefactors to all the members of the present-day administration, faculty, staff and student body. It also marks the formal introduction of new students to the College and recognizes contributions from community and faculty members.

Reimagined for the pandemic, Founders’ Day 2020 consists of two shorter ceremonies.

Part 1: 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

  • Rite of Matriculation
  • Announcement of new Phi Beta Kappa inductees
  • Naming of Class of 2024 tree

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Part 2: 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

  • Presentation of Middle Path and Bishop Philander Chase Medals
  • Presentation of Faculty Advising Award
  • Founders’ Memorial

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N.B.: Program elements are subject to change. Both presentations will be available for later viewing at the links listed above.