Originally founded as the Academy of Mount Saint Vincent in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the Trustees of the University of the State of New York amended the charter in 1911, creating the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Today the College is synonymous with exceptional, co-educational, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts education with nationally-recognized programs taught by distinguished faculty in small, supportive classes. The College offers a quality education to talented students without regard to financial background, by offering generous scholarships and institutional grants.
The Founders Day Celebration Schedule
- Founders Day Presentations in select classes by the Sisters of Charity;
- Commuter Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Alumnae Pavilion;
- Employee Service Awards Brunch at 10:00 a.m., Smith Hall;
- Founders Day Liturgy at 12:30 p.m., Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Founders Hall;
- Walking Tour at 2:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Founders Hall Porch;
- Spring Forum: "The ‘Why?’ of Service” presented by James E. Claffey, Director of Conference Concerns and Programs, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., President’s Reception Room;
- Festive Dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Hudson Heights;
- Midnight Run at 9:00 p.m. (meet in Campus Ministry Office)
For more information about the College of Mount Saint Vincent's Founders Day Celebration, please contact the Office of College Relations at (718) 405-3345.
About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.
Director for College Relations