Founders Day

September 9, 2015

We are thrilled to welcome Babson community members to Founder’s Day to celebrate the history of the College, closely aligning it with the original founding date of September 3, 1919.

​This day is dedicated to celebrating Roger Babson and the roots of Babson College. We are approaching our centennial and have much to celebrate and connect to relating to the beginning of the College, including ideals, values, and a strong purpose.

10–11 a.m.

Leonard A. Schlesinger Innovation Center Dedication – Park Manor West
In gratitude and honor to Babson’s 12th president, Leonard A. Schlesinger, the newly completed Innovation Center will be formally dedicated. The Innovation Center represents the pillars of President Emeritus Schlesinger’s tenure at Babson, encouraging students and faculty to embody Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as a means to make an impact in your life and the lives of others.

3–5 p.m.

Founder’s Fest – Reynolds Patio (Community event)
Founder’s Fest is a new event at Babson intended to bring the Babson community together to celebrate all that the College has accomplished since 1919. Our innovative founder, Roger Babson, had a strong fascination with the work of Sir Isaac Newton, who is most well-known for his own Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. Newton observed an apple falling from a tree, and, through a series of actions, failures, and adapted thinking, he discovered gravity. In honor of the inspiration that motivated Roger Babson, we will celebrate at Founder’s Fest with apples—apple cider, apple pie, caramel apples, and more!

5:15–6:30 p.m.

Founder’s Fest – Markey Commons, Olin Hall (Graduate School event)
A continuation of event happenings at the graduate school, including activities such as trivia and contests to celebrate the day.


Founder’s Day is Babson’s Day of Giving!

Celebrate the s​chool you love with your gift on September 9!​​

Contemplative Tour

Contemplative Tour

Learn more about Roger Babson and take a walking tour around campus with the Contemplative tour