Saint Mary's Celebrates 150th with Gaelebration! A Free Open House & Festival

What: Saint Mary’s College of California is celebrating; no make that “Gaelebrating” its 150th anniversary! The College will mark the “Year of the Gael" with a massive Gaelebration! — a free public festival and open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 6, 2012.

Saint Mary's Gaelebration will include a campus carnival featuring children's rides and attractions – including a seven-story Ferris wheel – campus tours and interactive programs from various academic departments. Afternoon entertainment features performances by California acoustic soul band Alma Desnuda and the College’s music, theater and dance departments, along with athletic demonstrations, live bands and, of course, great food. Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid will provide delicious offerings as Gaelebration fare. It's sure to be a "Gaelorious" time!

The fun-filled day will also feature acknowledgements of the College’s 150th anniversary from visiting dignitaries and proclamations from federal, state and local civic leaders. Throughout the academic year, the College will present a host of free public events, forums and performances to honor Saint Mary's sesquicentennial.

When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012

Where: Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More Info: Public transportation is encouraged. Campus parking is limited.* However, satellite parking will be available, with free continuous shuttle services at Lafayette BART, the Rheem Center in Moraga and the Moraga Commons Park. Gaelebration tents will be at each location. *Handicapped parking is available on-site.

For more information about Gaelebration events and programs, visit the College's sesquicentennial website Year of the Gael ( or email or call 925-631-4200.


Michael McAlpin
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222 office
(925) 878-9535 cell

About SMC
The Saint Mary’s College of California experience inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. For nearly 150 years, the College has provided students with a rigorous education that engages their intellect and spirit, and awakens a desire to transform society. Guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church’s oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching, the College enrolls more than 3,800 students in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business programs. For more information visit Saint Mary’s College at and just 23 miles east of San Francisco.