Join us for Founders' Day on September 23, 2021

Each 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 23, 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.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are expected to use the transportation provided by Regis to and from the site and then participate in the remaining Founders’ Day activities until 3 p.m.

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

How to RegisterFounders' Day Volunteers

Please sign up for only one event per person using the link below. The last day to register for a location is Monday, September 20 by noon. Volunteers only need to hit the submit button once when signing up for an event.

Register for Founder's Day

What to Wear

Please wear your existing Regis VOLUNTEER shirt. Only new community members will receive new t-shirts during the kick-off activities. In general, please dress appropriately for the work involved. If you volunteer to work outside, please wear appropriate clothing, sunscreen, closed-toe shows 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 pending inclement weather. Any changes to locations will be updated on this page.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, September 23 for a great day!

Special Events

Please check your email for more information from your site leader the week of September 20. If you have further questions about the day, please email your site leader or

COVID Stipulations

Regis College follows up-to-date CDC and state guidelines. All community members who volunteer for an off-campus service site must be fully vaccinated, participates in the university’s testing protocol, and wears a mask at all times, including at the service site and on the bus. All community members who volunteer for an on-campus service site must be fully vaccinated (unless has an approved health or religious exemption), participates in the university’s testing protocol, and wears a mask when indoors at all times. All community members participating in Founders’ Day must carry cell phones to prove green clearance on CoVerified.

Schedule of Events

Time Activity Location
8:30 a.m. Kick-Off Activities
Coffee, donuts, music, and speaking program
9:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service Activities
See below for location and meet up information
Various Locations
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Performance by Glee Quad
12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch and Reflection Dining Hall/Quad
2 p.m. Keynote Address
Mr. James Morton, CEO, YMCA of Greater Boston
Fine Arts Center
3 p.m. Ice Cream Social Fine Arts Center
4 p.m. Classes resume as scheduled  

Activities and Meet-Up Locations

  • Off-Campus Activities

    Off-campus activities will depart at 9:20 a.m. and return to campus no later than 1 p.m.

    *Please note Community Servings volunteers will depart at 8 a.m.

    Activity Meet-Up Location
    Mass Audubon College Hall Front Entrance
    Advocates Group Homes College Hall Front Entrance
    BINA Farm College Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities Genesis II Women's Shelter College Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities Nazareth Family Shelter College Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities St. Patricks' Shelter College Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities St. Ambrose Family Shelter College Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities Yawkey/Haitian Shelter College Hall Front Entrance
    Community Servings* College Hall Front Entrance
    Dept. of Conservation and Recreation College Hall Front Entrance
    Land's Sake Quad
    Spellman Museum Quad
    YMCA College Hall Front Entrance
    Weston Forest and Trails Association Front of Student Center
  • On-Campus Activities

    All on-campus activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish no later than 1 p.m.

    Activity Meet-Up Location
    Children's Center Challenge Regis Stadium
    Bags of Love College Hall Room 322
    Bethany Hill Health Center Centerpieces College Hall Room 236
    Bethany Hill Place Children's School Supplies College Hall Room 239
    Operation Paperback Library, Main Reading Room
    Letters to Care Giving Youth College Hall Room 202
    Unifying Love Mural College Hall Room 347
    Blessing Blanket College Hall Foyer
    Spread the Bread St. Joseph Hall Lower Level Kitchen
    Turning Point Recovery Center "Hackathon" College Hall 340
    Walk for the Community Regis Track

The ITS Helpdesk will be closed until 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, for Founders' Day.

Founders' Day 2019