September 2017

Saturday, September 16
Attendance is looking strong for Reunion weekend! We welcome all Saint Joe's alumni to enjoy a wonderful day on campus.Whether you are most excited to reminisce with friends, tour the campus or meet with current faculty and students, we promise you will enjoy your day!
Highlights of the day include:
  • Professor Dorothy Bosch Keller, M'85, C'97, DAA '99, H'17 lecture: Majestic Magnificence: Michelangelo and the High Renaissance in Context.
  • Service Leaning Experience panel discussion led by students and recent alumni
  • Parade of Classes
  • Reunion Luncheon, McGovern Hall
  • Walking the Mercy Path
  • Class Gatherings and Connections on the Quad
  • Reunion Liturgy
  • Wine & Cheese Reception
Join us for the day or whatever portion best fits your schedule.
F or a detailed schedule of the day and to register, please click  here. We look forward to seeing you on September 16.
Questions? Contact Tonja Russo at 860.231.5447 or

Daniel Salazar, Jr.
Guitar Under the Stars
An evening on campus that you will not want to miss, Saturday September 9. For the first time in West Hartford, acclaimed guitarist Daniel Salazar will bring his spectacular  GUITAR UNDER THE STARS   program to University of Saint Joseph. Bring your friends, family, lawn chairs and enjoy this free evening of classical guitar on McGovern Quad. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 
Women's Leadership Center presents:  Engaging Women In Our Community
How you ever wondered what it takes to become involved in public service?  Have you ever considered running for a local office or serving on a board?  Please join us on September 23 for an interactive workshop discussing the importance of women leaders in pubic service, and best practices for becoming involved. Presenters include non-profit and municipal leaders, who will share their experiences and insight about paths for moving forward. Please register today, space is limited. 
Welcome Class of 2021: Move In Day

Whether it was 2 years or 22 years ago, you probably remember  Move In Day like it was yesterday. This year, USJ welcomed 136 freshman into the full time undergraduate program and had many hands on deck to assist them with their move into Assumption Hall.
We welcome the Class of 2021 to the USJ family. We look forward to watching you learn, grow and benefit from all the goodness Saint Joe's has to offer.
Ways to get involved with Saint Joe's!

Knowing USJ's strong and dedicated legacy of alumni, we thought we would share some of the many ways you can stay involved, whether you live near or far.
  • Join the Alumni Council. Professional networking, student engagement, and alumni outreach are among the opportunities to connect with USJ.
  • Coordinate or host an event in your area. We will help with the planning and arrange for a representative from the University to attend.
  • Become a Social Media Ambassador. Distance is no obstacle!
  • Join us as we cheer on USJ runners at the Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 14. We are looking for alumni volunteers to distribute water to the runners on Albany Avenue adjacent to USJ.

Contact Katie DaSilva at to get involved!

Campus Update

Join President Free for a University update. Learn about the coed implementation planning, academic programs, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Choose a day and time that suits your schedule: Monday, October 23 at noon or Monday, October 30 at 5:30 pm in the Crystal Room, Mercy Hall. 

For more information and to register, please contact Tonja Russo at 860.231.5447 or
Alumni Facebook!

Recent Facebook posts about life in Assumption and Madonna Halls have gained enthusiastic support from our alumni of all ages.  If you would like to be a part of this interactive community, like us on Facebook us here and be a part of these great conversations.

Trivia Question

Can you name at least one of these individuals in this photo?
Congratulations to last month's winner: 
Mary Stephenson '71, M'77

Last month's Question: In 1925 the Sisters of Mercy applied to obtain from Connecticut State Legislature a charter for the college. What was the original name? Extra points if you know the document date.

Last month's answer: Mount Saint Joseph College and it was dated March 19 (Feast of Saint Joseph)

Email us your answer at   

All correct answers received by September 21 will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.

The winner, answer, and a new question will be announced in the next edition as well as on our Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 9
Guitar Under the Stars with  Daniel Salazar
6:30 p.m - Pre-concert
7:30 p.m. - Main Show
McGovern Quad
Learn more here

Saturday, September 16
Reunion 2017
All Day
USJ Campus
Register here

Monday, September 18
Fairfield Alumni Club Dinner 
6 p.m.
Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, Fairfield, Conn.
Register here
Newcomers Welcome!

Saturday, September 23
Women's Leadership Center: Engaging Women in the Community
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
USJ Campus
Learn more here

Learn more about our upcoming events here or call 860.231.5447.