Opening Mass and Picnic: Tuesday, August 26

Published: August 06, 2014


UPDATE Tuesday 11:45 a.m.: Please note that due to weather concerns, the location of the picnic has been changed to North and South Dining Halls, immediately following Mass. Entertainment is planned, and all are welcome.


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.

  • Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
  • 5:30PM – 8:00PM
  • Joyce Center

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.

Enjoy a picnic, family fun, and music immediately after Mass on DeBartolo Quad. Picnic dinner will be served until 8:15 p.m.

University shuttles will be available from the West Stadium Circle to the Library and Bulla parking lots from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Dining halls will be closed for the occasion.

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