The Holy Child College for Women opens with seven students.
Mother Marie Joseph Dalton, SHCJ, Provincial Supervisor, appointed the College’s first president.
Rosemont College is incorporated and receives its official charter, empowering
it to grant degrees in Arts, Sciences, and Letters.
Mother Mary Dolores Brady,
SHCJ is chosen as the College’s president.
Athletic facilities (field hockey, tennis, and the gymnasium) are completed and
ready for action.
Mother Mary Ignatius Carroll, SHCJ, appointed as the College’s
Connelly Hall is built. Rosemont’s first commencement ceremony
is held with two graduates.
The Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library is opened.
Rosemont wins its first basketball
game, beating Ursinus 27-25.
The Student Government is established.
The Alumnae Association is established
with Helen Blake ’25 as president.
Athletic uniforms are updated from maroon to grey flannel.
Good Counsel Hall is built.
Old Mayfield (converted Sinnott barn) is replaced with the new Mayfield
serving as a residence and dining hall.
Provisions are made for students to spend their junior year abroad at
the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
The Rambler is introduced as the College’s
Team uniforms are changed from grey to rose-colored poplin material.
First literary magazine “Bridges” is published.
Dorothy Day becomes a faculty member in addition to serving as the College’s
Cardinal Pacelli, Papal Secretary of State (and future Pope Pius XII),
Rambler Inn or the T House opens as a student activities center.
Tea Dance held in Main Building
The first official yearbook is published. It is titled The Cornelian.
Mother Mary Cleophas Foy, SHCJ, agrees to serve as the College’s
The Immaculate Conception Chapel is completed.
World War II begins and Rosemont
students and alumnae contribute time and money in war relief efforts.
Badminton and Lacrosse are considered for athletic competition.
First Cap & Gown Ceremony conducted.
Mother Mary Boniface Henze, SHCJ, invested
as the College’s president.
Mother Mary Chrysostom Diamond, SHCJ, is inaugurated as president.
The Science Hall and McShain Auditorium are built.
Cardinal Hall, a new dining facility, is built and named after Cardinal
Dougherty, Archbishop of Philadelphia and supporter of the College since its
United States Senator John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States
of America) visits Rosemont and speaks to students and faculty in Main Building.
Mother Mary Mary Aidan Cliggett, SHCJ, appointed president.
Kaul Hall is built as a new residence hall and named after Bertha Kaul
Kistler, mother of Gertrude Kistler.
Alumnae Hall is built, housing the new “T” Deli and Gymnasium.
Mother Mary George O’Reilly, SHCJ, ’38 becomes the first alumna
to serve as president.
Heffernan Hall is built as a residence hall and named in memory of Margaret
Heffernan, mother of Clare Heffernan Shlora ‘47 and Frances Heffernan
The Student Government Association begins a drive toward participation
in decision making, resulting in the formation of a College Council. Debates
over the next few years flourish over curfews, parietals, curricula, and dress
Lawrence Hall is built to add more classroom space, art studios, and
faculty and administrative offices.
The Grind is created as a student entertainment center on the lower level
of Cardinal Hall. (It is later moved to Alumnae Hall).
Sister Ann Marie Durst,
SHCJ, appointed president.
Dorothy McKenna Brown, Ed.D., becomes the first layperson to be inaugurated
A fire destroys Connelly Hall’s living room.
The School of Graduate Studies is established.
The first earned graduate degree is conferred on Anne H. Franz.
The Science Hall is gutted, redesigned, and renamed the Dorothy McKenna
Brown Science Building.
Ofelia Garcia assumes presidency.
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) formed.
The School of Professional Studies is established.
The Conwell Multimedia Center,
the gift of Jane and Marilyn Conwell, is created to replace the former Language
Lab in Lawrence Hall.
Margaret M. Healy, Ph.D. appointed as the College’s president.
Rathalla is refurbished and renamed Main Building to honor the days of
the College’s founding.
The Bill and Rosemarie Seydel McCloskey Fitness Center is officially opened.
Ann M. Amore, Ph.D. is appointed to the Office of the President.
T House is taken down.
Connelly Hall is renovated as a modern living and community gathering space.
Alumna Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, Ph.D. ’70 is appointed president by the Board of Trustees following the untimely death of Ann Amore, Ph.D.
The School of Graduate Studies and School of Professional Studies are merged into a single academic unit dedicated to the needs of adult learners.
The Board of Trustees of Rosemont College approved a Strategic Plan which will emphasize and expand the College’s enrollment, programs, and reputation by embracing co-education, partnerships, and online education.
PAC renamed to Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC).
The Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies receive accreditation
to offer fully online degree programs from the Middle States Commission on
The Class of 2013 becomes the first coeducation undergraduate class and the
largest class in over 40 years.
An All-College Convocation Ceremony is held
and becomes a new, annual tradition.
The Rosemont Ramblers athletic identity
is replaced with the Rosemont Ravens.
Men’s soccer, basketball, and tennis
begin competition. Women’s lacrosse returns to play after a year’s
The Remembering Sister Helen Mary Weisbrod SHCJ Information Commons opens in the Gertrude Kistler Library.
The first Cap & Gown Ceremony is held for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Women’s soccer and cross country are added to the athletics’ program, in addition to men’s cross country, golf, and lacrosse.
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