Celebrate Spirit! 2013
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Celebrate Spirit! is the official welcome to the new school year for UDM faculty, staff and students. The service will take place in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus. Celebrate Spirit! welcomes people of all faith traditions to ask God's blessing on the new school year. Find out more about this tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages.
2013 Theme: Serve Community, Respect Diversity, Enhance Knowledge"
This year's Celebrate Spirit! service is sponsored by University Ministry and the University Libraries and Instructional Design Studio.
Guest Speaker: Howard Gray, S.J.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7p.m.
Student Center, Fountain Lounge
This year's Celebrate Spirit! speaker is Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., assistant to the president for special projects at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Read More
Schedule of Events
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Mass of the Holy Spirit at Calihan Hall led by Rev. Gilbert Sunghera, S.J., welcoming people of all faith traditions to ask God’s blessings on the new school year. During the service, Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., will share his thoughts about the theme.
Picnic / Tours / Student Organization Fair
The Student Organization Fair, to acquaint students on ways to get involved in students activities, will be held around the Fountain Lounge.
2:30 p.m. - McNichols Campus classes resume
Open Choir Rehearsal
Choir rehearsals will be held Thursday, August 29 and Thursday, Sept. 5 from 12:45 to 2 p.m., in the St. Ignatius Chapel, in the Commerce & Finance Building.
The McNichols Campus class schedule will be changed on Sept. 12 to accommodate Celebrate Spirit! attendance. Also, food service in The Loft and Titan Dining Room will be closed from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.