Lasallian Heritage Days 2024

Lasallian Heritage Days 2024
April 17 – April 28, 2024

We are excited to share with you our calendar of events for this year’s Lasallian Heritage Days: “Spirit of Community” 



Blue poster announcing 2024 SMC Lasallian Heritage Days with the image of a handing holding a dove with a leaf in it's beak

This year’s theme is inspired by our five Lasallian Core Principles and the recent publication from the Brothers of the Christian Schools, entitled Lasallian Spirituality Today (2023). This document, written by a diverse group of Lasallian educators from around the world, thoughtfully captures the foundations of Lasallian Spirituality rooted in our Catholic heritage and also authentically encompassing diverse cultural, religious, and human experiences. All of us are invited to consider how our roles at Saint Mary’s can be informed by, and indeed contribute to informing, a Lasallian Spirituality which calls us to live integrated lives of faith and zeal, together as one community dedicated to transforming lives through education.

Lasallian Heritage Days honors Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (often called “De La Salle Christian Brothers”), and celebrates the work of the many Brothers and Partners in the mission who respond to signs of the times to meet educational needs in 80 countries around the world. We are all part of this 300+ year mission. More information on the De La Salle Christian Brothers and other Lasallian universities worldwide can be found on these sites:

Brothers of the Christian Schools
International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU)


Lasallian Heritage Days 2024 Events 

There are many special events taking place April 17–28, some new and some favorites from across the years. We thank the many students, faculty, and staff who are hosting events this year!

We will be updating events to this page, so watch for email announcements and check back as we approach April 17! If you are hosting an event you think would fit well with our theme specifically, or our Lasallian heritage generally, please reach out to Carrie Davis, Mission & Ministry Director. We are confident that there is something for everyone during our Lasallian Heritage Days this year! You are part of the spirit that creates our community! 

April 15 (Getting an early start on Lasallian Heritage Days!)
Bubbly & New Beginnings


Faculty & Staff Dining Room 

& Fenlon Hall

Graduating students are invited to this 3rd annual event combining a Senior Reflection Night and "Bubbly with the Brothers" champagne reception. RSVP HERE
Bubbly & New Beginnings

April 17

Kick-off BBQ

11 am – 2 pm

SMC Chapel Lawn

Free to all

Hosted by Mission and Ministry, Alumni Engagement, Student Life and Advancement Office, Join the campus community to share a meal, listen to music, and enjoy live perfomances and activities as we kick off Lasallian Heritage Days and our tenth annual giving day One Day One SMC. All are welcome and we look forward to celebrating the "Spirit of Community" with you! 
Kick Off BBQ April 17th 11am - 2pm
One Day One SMC

All Day

Online and across campus 

One Day One SMC is back for its 10th year running! This year, One Day will span 1,863 minutes (just over 31 hours) with the goal of reaching 1,863 donors in honor of the College's founding year.

One Day is a time to celebrate all of the things that make SMC special

Are You Ready? One Day One SMC event flyer


Claeys Lounge

Hosted by the Career Center

Stop by to connect with SMC alumni, and make new connections to advance your post-graduation career!

Register Here

Saint Mary's College Spirit Mark

April 18

One Day, One SMC

All Day

Online and across campus

One Day One SMC is back for its 10th year running! This year, One Day will span 1,863 minutes (just over 31 hours) with the goal of reaching 1,863 donors in honor of the College's founding year.

One Day is a time to celebrate all of the things that make SMC special

Are You Ready? One Day One SMC event flyer
Living Religious Vocations Today


Mission and Ministry Center Lounge

Come hear the vocation stories of 5 individuals who have chosen Religious Life, as a Sister, Brother, and Priest. Your questions are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. Hosted by the Mission and Ministry Center
Religious vocations event

April 19

APASA Night Market


Chapel Lawn

Hosted by APASA
Night Market

April 20

First Generation Community Celebration: 50 Years of High Potential


Chapel Lawn


Hosted by High Potential Program, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the High Potential Program at SMC, we invite you to join us for the First Gen Community Celebration! Music, food, performances from Baile Folklorico Guadalupano, art activities and much more!

This event is open to all - students bring your families! Local high schools have been invited. Alumni, staff, faculty are all welcome :) 

Event flyer for first gen community celebration on april 20 from 12 to 3pm.

April 21

Initiation Sunday


SMC Chapel

Hosted by the Mission & Ministry Center, all are welcome and invited to witness and take part in the Celebration of the Sacraments for our beloved students and stay for a reception following the liturgy.
Initiation Sunday

April 23

Lasallian Spirituality Today Reading


Hagerty Lounge

Hosted by Office of Mission
Lasallian Spirituality today
SMC at SF Giants Night


Off Campus

Calling Gaels everywhere—this year's Saint Mary's Night at the San Francisco Giants is against the NY Mets. This year's special event ticket includes a co-branded Gaels/Giants beanie, perfect for foggy days from SF to Moraga. Limited tickets on sale now!

Hosted by Alumni Engagement and Events

Saint Mary's - SF Giants beanie and game promotion - April 23, 2024

April 24

Academic Convocation


SMC Chapel

Honoring our special guest Brother William Mann, FSC, with special reception to follow at the Soda Center
Brother William Mann
Solidarity Supper


Chapel Courtyard

Hosted by the Mission & Ministry Center
Solidarity Suppers
Take Back the Night


SMC Chapel Plaza

Join CARE (Campus Assault Response and Education) and SCAAR (Student Coalition Against Abuse and Rape) for this annual evening event to support survivors of sexual violence.   

April 25

Sport and Spirituality


Hagerty Lounge

Join in a panel discussion on the intersection of sport and spirituality with SMC coaches, student athletes, faculty, and staff. 
Flyer with the image of a swimmer and the text Sport & Spirituality announcing an event on Thursday, April 25 at 3pm in Hagerty Lounge

April 26

Staff Breakfast with the Brothers

8:00 -10:00am

Alemany Brothers Community

Hosted by the Staff Activities Committee, SMC Staff are invited to join the Brothers for a light breakfast upstairs in the Alemany Brothers Community Residence. 
Cultural Night ShowcaseSoda Center

Hosted by the Intercultural Center, this captivating evening of music, food, pre-show entertainment, and performances is dedicated to welcoming folks of all backgrounds to share their different forms of artistic expression with the Saint Mary’s community.

Tix & Food: 4:00pm tickets open, food trucks, activities, and musical entertainment

Show Time: 6:00pm show begins (includes intermission w/ beverages and dessert)

Showcase - save the date



April 28

De La Salle Christian Brothers Vow Renewal (and National Religious Brothers Day)

8pm during Student Community Liturgy

SMC Chapel

Hosted by the Mission & Ministry Center, with reception to follow
Signum Fidei

The Lasallian Heritage Days Planning Committee

Anthony Campos, Mission & Ministry Center student leader

Ryan Christ, Mission & Ministry Center student leader

America Lopez, Mission & Ministry Center student leader

Carrie Davis, Mission & Ministry Center staff

Colleen O'Healy da Silva, Mission & Ministry Center staff

Sally Jamison, Office of Mission

Frances Sweeney, Office of Mission

Christine Hutchinson, Office of Marketing & Communications

Elizabeth Schroeder, Office of Marketing & Communications