Celebrate Spirit! 2013

Celebrate SpirityThursday, 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.

Howard Gray, S.J.Georgetown University

Evening Lecture:
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.

1:00 p.m.
Chrysler Group LLCPicnic / 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. Sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC.

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.