Founders’ Day

Logo that reads Ursinus College, Founders' Day Celebration, February 5.

Happy Founders’ Day, Bears! All are invited to celebrate the founding of Ursinus virtually this year. Join us as we kick-off our week-long celebration of Founders’ Day 2021!

Celebrating Ursinus History from the 1880s to the 2010s

Bertha Hendricks & Minerva Weinberger

Dr. William Wilson Baden

Dr. Elizabeth B. White

Eleanor Frost Snell

Dr. W. Robert Crigler ’56

Ambassador Joseph Melrose ’66

Dr. John Strassburger

Reverend Charles Rice

Through this series we will highlight  Ursinus figures who have shaped the college since its founding in 1869. Please note that these are some of the many people who have made an impact on the college over the course of its 150+ year history. Explore our history highlights series. 

Founders’ Day Digital Escape Room

Journey through UC history by playing our Founders’ Day digital escape room! It’s always a good day to time travel. Play today!

Logo for Bears Save History digital escape room


Photo from The Complete History of Ursinus College (Abridged)

Enjoy UC History at Home

As part of our 150th anniversary year in 2019-20, Professor Domenick Scudera wrote and directed an original play titled, The Complete History of Ursinus College (Abridged). See history come to live on stage and continue the Founders’ Day celebration at home by watching the full play online!

Watch the full production

View the playbill 

Read more about the play 

Behind-the-scenes with Professor Scudera