Mass and Picnic: Opening of the Academic Year Celebration
This traditional gathering is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and their families to formally usher in the year and to welcome new members of our community to campus. Mass will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Joyce Center's Purcell Pavilion, with a procession of faculty and student leaders beginning from the North Dome at 5:20 p.m. Following Mass, all are encouraged to attend a picnic buffet at a campus location TBD where music and entertainment is planned. Both dining halls will be closed for dinner so that all can enjoy the outdoor picnic.