Founders Day Celebration
On 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.
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.
Founders Day Reception
Friday, Nov. 8, 2:15-4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 1-9 p.m.
Multiple on-campus locations
Join the Founders Day Giving Challenge
Questions About Founders Day?
For questions about Founders Day, contact the Office of Institutional Events at firstname.lastname@example.org.