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St. Pat’s in Rolla

Come to downtown Rolla Saturday, March 15, for a parade and renactment.

11 a.m. Parade, downtown Rolla on Pine Street.

Immediately following the parade until 2 p.m. St. Pat’s hosts the Grateful
Board Concert and Depot Party for the community
, alumni and friends, (band to be announced) Rolla Downtown Bandshell, 9th and Oak streets near the railroad tracks.

2 p.m.March to Norwood Hall: A re-enactment of the first St. Pat’s. Accompany St. Patrick to his historic meeting with Campus Director Lou Young and faculty at Norwood Hall. Witness a re-enactment of the day: Enterprising students, denied their request for a day off to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, took matters into their own hands and skipped classes. In the afternoon, faculty members demanded they return to campus. Students departed their railroad depot party and returned to Norwood Hall. George Menefee, draped in a green robe and serving as St. Patrick, motioned for Young to bow to receive the blessing: “I dub you the first Honorary Knight of St. Patrick of Rolla.”

5 p.m. – Doors open for the St. Pat’s Concert (311), Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building.

6 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Grand Ball sponsored by Coterie, St. Pat’s Ballroom, Havener Center. Tickets are $30 per person and tables of up to eight may be reserved in advance. Reservations will be accepted until Friday, March 7. For more information, or to make reservations, please visit