Saint Peter’s University Celebrates 150 Years

Apr 6, 2022

Saint Peter’s University is proud to announce its Founders’ Week celebration in honor of the 150th anniversary of April 3, 1872, the day Saint Peter’s was granted its charter from the State of New Jersey. The celebration began with a Mass on Sunday, April 3 and continued with additional activities throughout the week.

“Throughout the academic year we have been hosting events and programming commemorating our 150th anniversary as it is a tremendous milestone in Saint Peter’s history,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University. “The University community is incredibly excited for the Founders’ Week celebration as it is the peak of our Sesquicentennial planning.”

The Mass on April 3 will take place at 1:00 p.m. at St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church and will be hosted in conjunction with Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, also celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the Saint Peter’s Jesuit community. Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., archbishop of Newark, will serve as the guest celebrant. Cardinal Tobin will also receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa from the University. A Sesquicentennial celebration will immediately follow in the Mac Mahon Student Center.

On Wednesday, April 6, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop addressed the students, faculty, staff, administrators and friends of Saint Peter’s University in The Duncan Family Sky Room. A