125th Birthday Weekend Celebration
Happy Birthday To You St. Edward's University. This 125th anniversary year has been one in which we've honored our heritage, celebrated important milestones, looked to the future, and now, well…it's time to have a party.
The 125 Birthday Weekend Celebration is packed with fun and service. We don't want you to miss out on any of it. Clear your calendars and join us for:
Friday, Oct. 22: 125th Birthday Party
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Location: Main Building Lawn
Come hungry for tasty Austin favorites: tacos from Cabo Bob's and gigantic pizza by the slice from Roppolo's. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Austin skyline from a hot air balloon, or keep your feet firmly planted on the ground as you watch the first-ever student Cake Off event.
Attention Students: Ever wanted to compete on the Food Network or work with the Cake Boss? Form a team now and compete in the Cake Off to make the best cake ever. The event is sponsored by Bon Appétit and Coca-cola. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. For more information or to sign up visit Student Life (Ragsdale 304) or Collegiate Link.
You won't need money for this event, but we will take the t-shirt off your back. Operation T will be at the event to receive your unwanted and gently used t-shirts. Operation T is a project developed by St. Edward's University Brown Scholar Irma Fernandez. In cooperation with a church in Northern Mexico, your gently used t-shirts will go to needy children. Donate a t-shirt and receive a 125th Birthday koozie.
But the celebration doesn't end Friday night. Take a cha-cha-cha chance and join us for a full weekend of community service and birthday fun!
Ticket pick-up for the 125th Birthday Party will be held Oct. 18-22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center Lobby. Make sure to bring your St. Edward's ID. Only one ticket per person will be issued. In the event of a lost ticket, additional tickets will not be issued. You can also pick up your tickets at the Registration Tent at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 on Main Building Lawn.
Hot Air Balloon Rides, in order to ride you must be 18 years of age or older.
Saturday, Oct. 23: Founders Day Service Project
Time: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Jones Auditorium, Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center
So, you're a little behind on your service hours? Here's your chance to help St. Edward's achieve 75,000 hours of community service as part of the university's anniversary commitment and the 125 Service Challenge. Meet in Jones Auditorium for sign-in and breakfast and then head off to various service sites around Austin. Upon returning to campus, a light reception will be held on Main Building lawn at 1 p.m. You don't want to miss this university-wide service event. Register Now. Once you login select "My Activities" tab and then chose "Activity Sign-up" Look for Founders Day Service Project. Questions? Contact Missy Chambless.
Sunday, Oct. 24: Miles for Mission 5k, Outdoor Mass and Founders Fest
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Check-in: Lawn outside John Brookes Williams Natural Sciences Center—North
The Campus Ministry Miles for a Mission 5K fun run/walk gives you just one more way to have fun and give back to important causes. Your registration fee will support Campus Ministry Outreach programs such as: Alternative Spring Break, International Immersion, S.E.R.V.E. Austin and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Food Drive. The race will starts at the intersection of Theatre Pass and Moody Drive.
The cost: $10 for students and children under 18, $20 for faculty, staff, alumni or friends. Sign up.
Outdoor Mass, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Ragsdale Plaza
After your morning run head to Ragsdale Plaza for a special outdoor Mass to recognize this landmark occasion in the university's history.
Founders Fest, 11:30 a.m.
Location: Main Building Lawn
Don't go home after Mass. Stay for lunch! Join members of the university community for a picnic. Lunch tickets are $15 per adult and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under 5 are free. All proceeds will go to support the St. Edward's Fund, which helps provide student scholarships. Read more about why the
St. Edward's Fund is so important.
RSVP for lunch.