Join us for Founders' Day on September 29, 2022

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.

Watch the Founders' Day 2022 livestream beginning at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 29.

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 4 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 Register

Please sign up for only one event per person using the link below. 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.

Keynote Speaker: Judith Heumann

Judith Heumann Headshot

Judy Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation, such as Section 504, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Her memoir, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, co-authored by Kristen Joiner, was published in 2020. She is also featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, directed by James LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham. Judy produces a podcast called The Heumann Perspective, which features a variety of members from the disability community.

Judy will share her inspiring story while encouraging all of us to be change agents. Following Judy’s fireside chat, a panel discussion will continue the conversation centered on disability activism and advocacy.

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

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, September 29 for a great day!

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
Noon - 1:45 p.m. Performance by Glee Quad
Noon - 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Reflection Various Locations
2 p.m. Keynote Address: Judith Heumann
Fireside Chat and Panel Discussion
Fine Arts Center
3:15 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.

    Bina Farms 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. Patrick’s Emergency Shelter College Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities: St. Ambrose Family Shelter College Hall Front Entrance
    Catholic Charities: Yawkey/Haitian Center College Hall Front Entrance
    Cradles to Crayons College Hall Front Entrance
    Greater Boston Food Bank College Hall Front Entrance
    Land's Sake Quad
    Mass Audubon – Drumlin Farm College Hall Front Entrance
    Mass Audubon – Broadmoor College Hall Front Entrance
    Special Olympics - Framingham College Hall Front Entrance
    Spellman Museum Walk to Spellman Museum
    St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children College Hall Front Entrance
    YMCA – Camp Cabot, Waltham College Hall Front Entrance
    Weston Forest and Trails Association Outside Upper Student Center
  • On-Campus Activities

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

    Bethany Hill Health Center Centerpieces College Hall Room 322
    Bethany Hill Place Children’s School Supplies College Hall Room 236
    Blessing Blankets College Hall Foyer
    Children’s Center Challenge Regis Track
    Horticulture as a Form of Therapy Quad
    Kindness Rock Project Athletic Field Circular Parking Lot
    Lawrence Partnership College Hall 239
    Letters to Care Giving Youth College Hall Room 202
    Open Table College Hall Foyer
    Operation Paperback Main Reading Room in the Library
    Spread the Bread Dining Hall Kitchen
    Worcester Animal Rescue League College Hall Foyer
    Walk for the Community Regis Track

The ITS Helpdesk will be closed until 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, for Founders' Day.

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