tempel green founders day

The College will celebrate its 111th birthday, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 4 - 5 p.m. on the Shain Library Patio. In addition to adding another year to the College’s history, 2022 also marks a centennial celebration of the College’s Honor Code, by which students vow to abide during their time on campus. President Katherine Bergeron will open the ceremony at 4:15 p.m. with remarks. The celebration will include food trucks, beverages, lawn games and a special Founder’s Day Raffle. 

Coinciding with Founders Day, campus community members are invited to take part in the Camels Count Giving Challenge and the Say Hi Campaign.

Founders Day commemorates the College's birthday

The College's birthday, known as Founders Day, is celebrated on April 5, the date in 1911 on which the College’s original charter was signed by the Connecticut Secretary of State. The Connecticut State Assembly originally approved the charter on April 4 to Thames College. The name was changed a few months later to Connecticut College for Women.