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Founders Day Celebration

Founders Day CelebrationOn November 11, 1864, at 7:30 p.m., University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis was founded in the hall of the St. Louis Medical College.

Eugene Massot, an apothecary originally from Kentucky, along with four other medical colleagues, drafted a charter, constitution, and bylaws, and since that day, the University has been educating pharmacy and health care leaders and innovators who are impacting society locally, nationally and globally.

More than 150 years later, the University community celebrates Founders Day to reflect on all those who have contributed to our legacy. During Founders Day activities, we recognize those who came before and paved the way for the success of the University and its students.

Learn more about the Founders Day Giving Challengemajor events in University's history and the leaders who have shaped its legacy.

Founders Day at a Glance

Below are some highlights of our Founders Day Celebration. For a complete schedule of events, download the Founders Day Event Guide.

Friday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sites on campus and throughout the community

Founders Day Convocation
Friday, Nov. 8, 1-2:15 p.m.
ARB Auditorium

Founders Day Reception
Friday, Nov. 8, 2:15-4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 1-9 p.m.
Multiple on-campus locations

Download the Founders Day schedule.

Join the Founders Day Giving Challenge

This Founders Day, join together with fellow alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends to demonstrate the collective impact we can make as a community by contributing to the Founders Day Giving Challenge. Make your impact on future generations of students by making a gift to the Founders Day Fund or share your support on social media on Nov. 8. Your gift of any amount will count toward our goal. 

Learn more about the Giving Challenge.

Questions About Founders Day?

For questions about Founders Day, contact the Office of Institutional Events at events@uhsp.edu.

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