On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the College surprised the thousands gathered for the 106th Commencement ceremony by revealing the new Monks mascot character who stepped into the faculty procession line. Saint Joseph’s is the only college or university in the United States, in any NCAA division, to have “Monks” as a mascot. The Monks mascot dates back to 1970, but the costumed figure has not been a presence on campus for many years. Graduates represented more than 40 states and seven countries.
On Wednesday, November 12, members of the Saint Joseph’s community huddled outside on a chilly fall evening and watched years of planning come to fruition as President Jim Dlugos set the College’s brand new fire pit aflame. Initially conceived as the Alumni Association’s inauguration gift to the president, the project evolved to become a shared [...]