Members of the Yale community are invited to attend the Founders Day 2019 celebration on Friday, Oct. 11. The dayâ€™s events will mark the founding of Yale 318 years ago, when the New Haven Colony approved â€œan act for Liberty to erect a Collegiate School.â€� That school eventually became Yale University.
The 2019 event will include:
- a celebration on Cross Campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring harvest food and treats, musical entertainment by The Bluegrass Characters, and remarks by President Salovey
- drop-in visits by Salovey across campus
- open houses and tours
Admission is free. Full details about the dayâ€™s programs can be found on the Founders Day 2019 website.
Yale began its tradition of celebrating its founding in New Haven on Oct. 9, 1701 in 2014 with an event for students, faculty, and staff, and it has since been held annually on a day close to the actual anniversary.