“The history of the Ursuline community in Wilmington is a uniquely woven tapestry of shared lives brought together from different states and different countries at specific points of time. During these intertwined moments, life has been shared, prayers have been offered, tears shed, and laughter experienced. Great women have been brought together to further the Kingdom both as a community and individually.” – Jeanne Cashman
This year, we will join together in honoring our past and envisioning our future as we celebrate 125 exceptional years of education, service, prayer, laughter, tears, and community. We invite you to share in the quasquicentennial celebration by supporting, volunteering, and participating in any of these milestone-year events. Please continue to visit this page for updates, event links, and related news.
We look forward to your continued commitment, support, and prayers in the spirit of St. Angela.
125 years certainly deserves abundant celebration, and we have a calendar full of great events, some old and some new, to mark this occasion! If you have any questions about our 125th Anniversary events or if you would like to volunteer to assist with any of the following, please contact Joanna Schumacher Arat ’99 at (302) 658-7158, ext. 6257 or email@example.com.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Bellevue State Park
The Ursuline Academy Raider Run/Walk 5K has been a longstanding event, and we are so excited to welcome it back this year in honor of the 125th Anniversary. This race will take place at Bellevue State Park, on an all-inclusive course that welcomes runners, walkers, and strollers. The race will conclude at a covered Pavilion, where participants can gather afterwards for post-race snacks, beverages, and awards for males and females of all age groups. Also enjoy great playgrounds for the children located nearby. All participants will receive a Raider Run 5K commemorative t-shirt. Register soon and save! Click here for more details and registration.
Friday, November 9, 2018
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
DuPont County Club
Parents, family, friends, alumnae, and supporters of the Ursuline community are invited to join us on November 9, 2018 to experience an exciting evening of food, auction and raffles, dancing, and celebration of Ursuline Academy’s 125th Anniversary. Enjoy a sneak peek of the upcoming Ursuline Academy Uniform Exhibit, which will be revealed during the dedication of the Student Life Center in January. Cocktail attire recommended. Reserve your tickets online by October 19th to avoid processing fees.
If you can’t attend but would like to show your support, please consider sponsoring this milestone event. Sponsorship packages are available at several levels, beginning at $125. For more information about sponsorship, please click here.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
7:00 a.m. Depart Ursuline Academy (7:00 p.m. Return)
Includes a complimentary light breakfast of pastries, coffee, and cocoa prior to departure.
Dedication of Student Life Center
Winter 2019, Date TBD
Work is officially underway on the new Anthony N. Fusco Sr. Student Life Center, which is scheduled to open in January 2019. Once open, the multimillion-dollar Student Life Center will be a new spot for students to collaborate, learn, and grow. With a new chapel, dining facility, atrium, library, art wing, and additional office space, this project will become the heart of Ursuline’s campus. Construction of this renovated space is made possible by gifts given in conjunction with the Answering the Call Capital Campaign. Our dedication will include ribbon cutting, tours, and an Ursuline Uniform Exhibit.
Click here to see renderings of the newly renovated spaces.
Athletic Hall of Fame
Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Ursuline Academy Athletic Hall of Fame honors Ursuline Academy alums, coaches, or active participants of the Athletic Department that have brought distinction to our school through their talents as demonstrated in their career and/or throughout the community. They instill and continue the tradition of excellence rooted in Serviam and the Catholic faith that has been characteristic of Ursuline Academy. Honorees encourage current students to model the many opportunities available through determination, dedication, and service to the community as exemplified by the nominee.
Nominations for this prestigious honor are being accepted until October 15, 2018. Click here to view the nomination form.
2019 Reunion Weekend
Friday, April 12, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 11:00 a.m.
While reunion is open to all alumnae, this year’s reunion will honor our alums with graduation years that end in 4 or 9, as they are celebrating five year milestones. A special congratulations to our Golden Graduates, the Class of 1969, on their 50th Reunion. Our Friday night cocktail reception will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the newly renovated Anthony N. Fusco Sr. Student Life Center. On Saturday, alums will gather for mass in the Anna Raskob Auditorium followed by a luncheon with special recognition in the Gymnasium. Invitations will be mailed in the spring to classes ending in 4 and 9.
23rd Annual Jim Keegan Golf Classic and Tennis Tournament
Monday, May 20, 2019
DuPont Country Club
Located on the beautiful grounds of the DuPont Country Club, this event includes something for everyone! Sign up to play 18 holes of golf, participate in a round-robin tennis tournament, enjoy a BBQ Buffet dinner, or bid on silent auction and raffle items. Don’t play golf or tennis? Consider sponsoring a Hole or purchasing golf balls for our Annual Golf Ball Drop!