Join us for Founders' Day on September 28, 2023

Founders' Day VolunteersEach year, the Regis community honors our founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, with a day of service. “Service to the dear neighbor without distinction” is one of the core values of the sisters and integral to the mission of our community. Service opportunities are available both on and off campus.

Although classes are suspended until 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, this is a community-wide event expecting all community members to participate.​ All who register for Founders’ Day will begin the day at our 8:30 a.m. kick-off on the Quad unless the transportation to your site leaves earlier.

Graduate Students

Graduate students are encouraged to sign up to register to volunteer for Founders’ Day, make a contribution to the Dear Neighbor Fund or purchase a gift card via the Dear Neighbor Fund Amazon Wishlist , or engage in a service project in their local communities on Founder’s Day. For more information regarding service projects in local communities, contact Denise Harney at

What to Wear

In general, dress appropriately for the work involved. If you volunteer to work outside, please wear appropriate clothing, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, and bring a water bottle. All materials, gloves, and tools necessary for activities will be provided on-site.

Adjustments may be made to some outdoor locations during the week of September 25 due to inclement weather predictions. Please check back to the registration site. (Don’t forget to wear your Regis VOLUNTEER T-shirt!)

Keynote Speaker: Mario Lamarre

The afternoon program in the Casey Theater will feature a keynote address by Mario Lamarre. Mario has nearly twenty years of experience working with youth in the greater Brockton area, where he presently serves as the Director of Mentor and Social Outreach for the Brockton Public School system. Mario is a captivating speaker who has positively influenced countless young people including several in the Regis community.

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.Kick-Off Activities 
Coffee, donuts, music, and speaking program
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Service Activities 
See below for location and meet up information and activities. (Some groups will depart campus at 8 a.m.)
Various Locations
Noon to 1 p.m.Lunch and ReflectionVarious Locations
1:15 p.m.Keynote Address: Mario Lamarre 
Guest Speaker and Panel Discussion
Fine Arts Center
2:30 p.m.Ice Cream SocialFine Arts Center
4 p.m.Classes resume as scheduled 

Activities and Meet-Up Locations

  • Off-Campus Activities

    All off-campus activities will depart by 9 a.m. and return no later than noon.

    Bina FarmsCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Breezy Hill StablesCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities: Cathedral of the Holy CrossCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities: Nazareth Family ShelterCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities: St. Ambrose Family ShelterCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities: St. Patrick’s Emergency ShelterCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities: Yawkey/Haitian CenterCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Land's SakeCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Mass Audubon – Drumlin FarmCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Mass Audubon – BroadmoorCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Special Olympics - FraminghamCollege Hall Front Entrance
    YMCA – Camp Cabot, WalthamCollege Hall Front Entrance
    Weston Forest and Trails AssociationStudent Center (Rear)
  • On-Campus Activities

    All on-campus activities will begin at 9 a.m. and finish no later than noon.

    Blessing BlanketsCollege Hall Foyer
    Children’s Center ChallengeRegis Track
    David Ortiz Children's FundCollege Hall Foyer
    Horticulture as a Form of TherapyGreenhouse near Angela
    Kindness Rock ProjectAthletic Field Circular Parking Lot
    Letters to Care Giving YouthCollege Hall Room 202
    Mural ProjectLower Student Center
    Open TableCollege Hall Room 236
    Operation PaperbackMain Reading Room in the Library
    Red Cross Blood DriveUpper Student Center
    The Regis Herald and Weston MediaCollege Hall Room 340
    Spellman MuseumSpellman Museum
    Spread the BreadSt. Joseph Hall Kitchen
    Walk for the Community​​​​​​​Regis Track
    Worcester Animal Rescue LeagueMaria Hall

The ITS Helpdesk will be closed until 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, for Founders' Day.

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