Orientation: New students arrive on campus each August and become better acquainted with the College through a variety of informational and social activities.
Convocation: New and current students, families, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate the start of the academic year and the College’s mission. New students wear academic gowns and are presented with their caps by Rosemont’s president to symbolize their entrance into the College community.
Welcome Back Picnic: Hosted by the Division of Student Life, this picnic greets all members of the Rosemont community at the beginning of the academic year.
Constitution & Citizenship Day: In September, this day celebrates both the history and current applications of the U.S. Constitution.
Family Weekend Featuring
: Celebrate the change of the seasons during the first weekend in October with Oktoberfest! Enjoy an afternoon of athletic events, a festive carnival, and much more!
Heritage Days: In October, Rosemont College celebrates its heritage with a week of events that mark the founding and the mission of the College. The Sisters of the Holy Child, under its founder, Cornelia Connelly, began the first Holy Child School in England on October 15, 1846. Sisters of the Holy Child later opened Rosemont College in 1921. This SHCJ heritage is the source of the mission of the College today, both of which we celebrate this week.
Thanksgiving Celebration: An ecumenical service in the Chapel is followed by a traditional turkey dinner on this night right before Thanksgiving break.
Holiday Evening: In December after the College’s Christmas tree is lit, all members of the Rosemont community are invited to share a holiday meal featuring traditional Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza dishes.
Finals Breakfast: Before first semester finals, students enjoy “breakfast for dinner” served by College faculty and administrators.
Penny Toss: After a special advent Mass, the College president, Dean of Students, and SGA president toss pennies at students as they sing carols on the porch of the Main Building, just as the nuns did at Christmastime at the first Holy Child school in England.