On Friday, March 4, we celebrate our oldest tradition, Founder’s Day.

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On Friday, March 4, we celebrate our oldest tradition, Founder’s Day. Dating back to 1947, a day was set aside to honor Roger Babson, founder and first President of Babson College, and his special passion for entrepreneurship, education, and philanthropy. 

See below for ways to join in and celebrate! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

6 – 8 p.m. 
Beaver Bowl 
Roger’s Pub
What did Babson College used to be called? What was the name of Babson’s first pub and where was it located? How well do YOU know your Babson trivia? Grab a team and find out! Compete for fabulous prizes, for the chance to be crowned the 2011 Beaver Bowl Champions and help us kick off Founder’s Day 2011! Sponsored by Student Government Association.

Friday, March 4, 2011

9 – 10 a.m. 
Founder’s Day Coffee (replaces March 2 Employee Coffee)
Markey Commons, Olin Hall
Join your community over coffee to hear President Schlesinger share some of the rich history of Babson – and why we are here today! Take an opportunity to share your thoughts on what Babson means to you in a few creative and meaningful ways. While there, check out Babson’s Boulders and other historical memorabilia!

10 – 11 a.m.
Campus Tour
Babson Campus
Did you know Roger Babson was buried on our campus? Have you seen the famous Babson Globe that measures 28’ in diameter and weighs 25 tons? Do you know what the E-Tower is? Take a tour of campus with us to find out! Tour will leave from Olin Hall after the Coffee. Meet your student tour guides in the lobby.

11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Community Lunch
Trim Dining Hall
Who doesn’t love Trim lunch? Grab your colleagues and head to the Dining Hall for lunch on Babson! While there, check out the Roger Ward Babson Traveling Museum of artifacts and photos and join us for another opportunity to share what Babson means to you. On your way in or out, don’t forget to walk through the First Annual Founder’s Day Business Fair!

11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Founder’s Day Business Fair
Trim 201/202 and in the Sorenson Visual Arts building 
Roger Ward Babson once said; “The world as a whole benefits most when you do something new or when you do it better or differently.” Come see a selection of our top student and staff businesses who have done just that at the first annual Founder’s Day Business Fair! Sponsored by the Babson Chamber of Commerce.

View the businesses.

1 – 3 p.m.* 
Community Service Project OFFSITE for Cradles to Crayons
Brighton, MA
Sponsored by FME Business Stick it to Save it, join fellow students, faculty and staff and travel to the non-profit organization, Cradles to Crayons, to volunteer and make a difference. Cradles to Crayons provides all of the physical goods that children need to be safe, protected from the elements, and ready to learn by supplying them with high-quality used or new goods, making children feel valued. *Bus will leave from Trim Dining Hall at 12:30 p.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.

2 – 4 p.m.
Community Service Project ONSITE for Cradles to Crayons
Knight Auditorium
Sponsored by FME Business, Stick it to Save it, head to Knight and spend an hour of your time with fellow community members to make a difference. Help Cradles to Crayons provide children ages 0 to 12 with some of the most important basics of life, including clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more. Clean out your closets and bring a donation of children’s and young adult clothing with you! 

Stay tuned for additional details and registration information. SEE YOU THERE!


Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit

By Michael Chmura,, 781-239-4549 | 02/28/2011 06:00