University celebrates McAuley Day today, Sept. 27
Building on suggestions from faculty and students, Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong began developing the annual tradition of McAuley Day in 2019 to provide an opportunity for members of the University community to celebrate their ongoing commitment to one another, and to highlight those qualities that set Salve apart from other institutions. The concept began as “Salve Surprise Day” in the fall of 2020, and the idea continued to evolve into the officially named “McAuley Day” in 2021.
“As we look back on the incredible accomplishments we’ve achieved over the past 75 years, we also look forward – to advancing our University mission and to cementing new traditions,” wrote Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong, president of Salve Regina, in a message to the University community. “One such tradition is McAuley Day, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate our ongoing commitment to one another and those qualities that set the University apart from other institutions.”
Tuesday, Sept. 27, has been designated as McAuley Day.
This is a time for students, faculty and staff to gather together, take a pause in our normal work and enjoy a barbecue, food trucks and music on campus. This year, the University is also combining McAuley Day with our annual celebration of Catherine McAuley’s birthday.
While the University will remain open for business, classes will be canceled through 5:30 p.m. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the activities listed below. Students who have clinicals and student teaching assignments should plan to honor those commitments, but when they return to campus, they can join in the McAuley Day activities.
McAuley Day Celebration
Noon to 4:30 p.m., Gerety Hall lawn and tent
- Ongoing – Lawn games, photos with Catherine McAuley, “What Salve Means to Me”
- Noon to 2 p.m. – Barbecue by McGrath Clambakes & Catering
- 1-1:30 p.m. – DJ
- 1-2:30 p.m. – Food trucks: Palagi Brothers Ice Cream and The Whoopie Wagon
- 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Music by Angelus Hall
- 2:30-4:30 p.m. – Food trucks: Burgundian Waffles and Newport Creamery
- 2:30-2:45 p.m. – DJ
- 2:45-3:15 p.m. – Music by Rhode to Dublin
- 3:15-4:30 p.m. – DJ