Founders' Week

Mission Engagement

November 6 - November 14 Founders' Week 2021 Founders’ Week honors the spirit of our founders, the Adrian Dominican sisters and celebrates one of Barry’s longest standing traditions. Through service, scholarly, and joyful events, we highlight the University’s faithfulness to our motto – Learn, Reflect, Serve, and build connections that unite students, faculty, staff for generations to come.

Founders' Week


Please join us for a weeklong series of remote and in-person events sponsored by various departments across campus! For any questions, please contact the Office of Mission Engagement at

Founders’ Day of Service

Saturday, November 6 | 7:30 am – 2:00 pm

Registration begins at 7:30 am at HSC Pavilion (behind the gym)

Join faculty, staff, alumni, students, and community members to kick off Founders’ Week with a day of service in La Paloma, the neighborhood adjacent to Barry’s Miami Shores campus. Participants will contribute to urban gardening, support school projects, and assist with neighborhood beautification in honor of the university’s collaborative service tradition. The event includes breakfast, snack, and a barbecue on campus from 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Registration is required.

For further information, contact

Founders' Week Mass and University Reflection Day

Monday, November 8 | 12:00 pm | Cor Jesu Chapel

The traditional Founders' Week Mass honors the vision and legacy of our Founders, the Adrian Dominican Sisters, for whom Barry is a sponsored institution.

40,000 Meals in 4 Hours Food Packing Event

Monday, November 8 | 1:00 - 5:00pm | Gymnasium

Faculty, staff and students are invited to this on-campus food packing event to prepare 40,000 meals in 4 hours, Meals will be delivered to those in our local and Haitian communities experiencing food insecurity. Drop in for an hour or stay for the entire time. Join Campus Ministry, Intercollegiate Athletics with our community partner, Cross Catholic Outreach to make a difference in someone’s life!

Students can receive community service hours for this event.

To volunteer: Register


Wall of Honor

Tuesday, November 9 | 7:00 pm | HSC Lobby

Barry University Athletics will induct its ninth class onto the Wall of Honor, one of the Buccaneers' most cherished athletic traditions. Since 1996, there have been 59 inductees, including former Barry University Presidents Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin, PhD, OP and Sister Linda Bevilacqua, PhD, OP. No greater honor can be bestowed upon a former student-athlete or other member of the Barry community.


Core Commitments Luncheon

Wednesday, November 10 | 12:00 pm -2:00 pm | Andreas 111 & Various locations on campus 

This year’s luncheon will spotlight faculty and staff’s efforts over the last year to pivot to remote learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Professional Learning Communities led by Flexperts (faculty experts) will be highlighted to celebrate professional development efforts that demonstrate our dedication to serving students and how we integrate Barry’s Core Commitments across all academic colleges and schools.  

RSVP on Engage or on the Corq app 

Link to join virtually

Meeting ID: 884 7009 7773
Passcode: 165034


Veteran's Day Celebration

Thursday, November 11 | 9:15 – 9:30 am | Peace Pole

Join us at the Peace pole as we hear three Barry U Veteran students speak briefly about what Veterans Day means to them. Light refreshments will be served.


Networking with the Pros: Finding Your Calling

Thursday, November 11 | 5:30pm-7:00pm | Andreas 112

A panel of alumni experts and industry leaders will share secrets and knowledge students need to help find their calling, especially when seeking employment for the first time or moving to a new career. This event allows students to connect, share opportunities and exchange ideas with other alumni and brush up on networking skills.

RSVP with Alumni Relations

The Great Gala Homecoming Dance

Thursday, November 11 | 8:00 pm | Andreas 111-112

Swing into the night as we dance away the lost time and take back the ROARING 20’S!

RSVP on Engage or on the Corq app


Barry Community Fest

Friday, November 12 | 1:00 pm-5:00 pm | Campus Mall

All Barry University students, faculty, and staff are invited to get their teams ready for a fun and festive afternoon of student performances, games, food, giveaways and competitions. This year’s theme is the Roaring Twenties, “Dancing Through Time”!!  Come early to receive free accessories to enhance your look.  

To register your team, contact Amanda Traynor at  

Contact: or

Volleyball Game

Friday, November 12 | 7:00 pm | Gymnasium

Don’t miss the special Homecoming recognition during halftime!


Bucky Fest

Saturday, November 13 | 12:00 - 5:00pm | Campus Mall

Enjoy a barbecue lunch, drinks, and fun for the whole family! Bucky Fest will include live music, entertainment, giveaways, alumni athletic games, and the Homecoming marketplace. 

RSVP on Homecoming 2021 Webpage 


Homecoming Mass

Sunday, November 14 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm | Cor Jesu Chapel

Celebrate Barry’s Catholic heritage with this special Homecoming Mass. 

RSVP on Homecoming 2021 Webpage 


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