Founder's Week

Founder's Week

 Founder’s Week honors the Legacy of our Founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, who founded  an Institute in the Catholic Church for the purpose of teaching, particularly the young and the poor. The De La Salle Christian Brothers were first founded in the 17th century, and almost 350 years later the Teaching Methods of the first Brothers live on in some 80 countries around the world. 

Lasallian Brothers, affiliated members, and lay men and women around the world have embraced the Lasallian traditions of "Faith, Service, and Community" and "Together and by Association." Christian Brothers University is one of some 70 colleges and universities around the world. In the North American Region, we have seven universities (one of which, Bethlehem University, is actually in the Holy Land). 


Sunday, April 3

• Mass
11:00 a.m. | Stritch Chapel
• Student-Led Mass
9:00 p.m. | Stritch Chapel

Monday, April 4

• Wake Up to Founder's Week with Coffee and Donuts
7:45-9:45 a.m. | Cooper Wilson and Gazebo
• Athletic Academic Awards & Reception
6:00 p.m. | University Theater

Tuesday, April 5

All-In Giving Campaign
• Lasallian Around the World Lunch
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Alfonso Dining Hall

• "Help a Brother Out"
4:00 p.m. | Lambert Hall
5:15 p.m. | Stritch Chapel

Wednesday, April 6

• PB&J Preparation and Service
3:30 p.m. | Alfonso Dining Hall
• Living Star of Faith Photo
Postponed Due to Weather — Check the CBU Connection for a new time next week!

Thursday, April 7

• Founder's Day "Cake for Dessert"
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Alfonso Dining Hall
• Faculty Assembly
12:30-2:00 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
• Founder's Day Mass and Reception to Recognize Jubilee Brothers
5:15 p.m. | Stritch Chapel and Dining Room
• Fantastique Foods Français - Study Break Dining 
(Café Au Lait, Crêpes L’Orange, Croque Monsieur Lyonnaise Pommes de terre, and Gâteau au Chocolat)
9:00-10:30 p.m. | Alfonso Dining Hall  

Friday, April 8

• Admitted Bucs Day
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Sky Box, Buckman Quad, Alfonso Dining Hall
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• Clubs Fair
10:30 a.m. | Sabbatini Lounge
• Naming of the "De La Salle Brothers Bridge" Ceremony & Retirement Reception for Brother Francisco Martin
12:00 -1:00 p.m. | Signaigo Bridge
• Reception & Dedication of “The Brother Robert Staub Lounge”
3:30 p.m. | 2nd Floor Lounge of Cooper Wilson Building
• Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Celebration
6:00 p.m. | Sabbatini Lounge
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Saturday, April 9

• Company d Dance-A-Thon
4:00-9:00 p.m. | Canale Arena
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Questions? Contact Wilson Phillips at or (901) 604-5915.