Schedule of Events: 100th Best Ever

Get on your green and join UMR for an event 100 years in the making at this year’s Best Ever St. Pat’s, starting Monday, March 3.


Monday, March 3-Wednesday, March 5:
All day – Snake Invasion, UMR Campus.
Monday, March 10:
Noon – Follies, at the puck.
Tuesday, March 11:
Noon – Follies, at the puck.
Wednesday, March 12:
11:45 a.m. – Pine Street Procession.
Noon – Court Arrival, Welcomes and Follies, Rolla Downtown Bandshell, 9th and Oak streets near the railroad tracks.
7 p.m. – Fellowship of Leaders (FOL) Casino Night, Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building, 10th Street and Bishop Avenue.
Thursday, March 13:
11 a.m. – Gonzo Games, Fraternity Row Fields, located on Fraternity Drive.
Friday, March 14:
11 a.m. – Gonzo Games, Fraternity Row Fields, located on Fraternity Drive.
6 p.m. – Honorary Knights Banquet, Havener Center.
9 p.m. – Coronation Ceremony, Leach Theatreof Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets.
Saturday, March 15:
6 a.m. – Street Painters’ Breakfast, private location.
7 a.m. – Pine Street turns Green.
8:30-11 a.m. – Pre-Parade Party, Alumni Lounge inside Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets. All alumni, their families and guests are invited to attend this event sponsored by the alumni association’s Central Ozarks Section. Complimentary coffee, juice and cinnamon rolls will be served. Green beer, Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available at a cash bar.
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.
Immediately following the parade until 1:45 p.m. – Post-Parade Party, Alumni Lounge inside Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets. All alumni, their families and guests are invited to attend this free event sponsored by the alumni association’s Central Ozarks Section, where Alex’s Pizza and soda will be served. Green beer, Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available at a cash bar. At 1:45 p.m., alumni and their guests will join the revelry at the Rolla Downtown Bandshell to take part in the March to Norwood Hall.
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, incensedfaculty 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.”
2:30 -4 p.m. – 100th Anniversary Celebration, Alumni Lounge inside and outside Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets. All alumni, their families and guests are invited to stop by for free hot dogs and soda. The band Generation Gap 65583 will perform tunes from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Green beer, Mimosas and Bloody Marys will be available at a cash bar.
5 p.m. – Doors open for the St. Pat’s Concert, Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building (band to be announced).
6 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Grand Ball sponsored by Coterie, St. Pat’s Ballroom, Havener Center:
6 p.m. – Cocktail Hour
7 p.m. – Dinner
8 p.m. – Dance, featuring a live band. Tickets are $30 per person and tables of up to eight may be reserved in advance. Reservations will be accepted until Friday, March 7, 2008. For more information, or to make reservations, please visit thestpatsball.com.

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Comments

  1. Lance Haynes says:

    Two corrections to the schedule:
    First, Gonzo and Games will be held at the Intermural Rec Center at Gale Bullman MultiPurpose, not at the Fraternity Row Fields.
    Second, The Grateful Board party on Saturday at the downtown bandshell actually begins at 9AM and will go well into the evening with a food court and beer hall. The band plays from 12:30 to 5:00 with a break at 2:00 for the re-enactment and another at 3:30 to announce the winners of the town contests.

  2. Another correction: Casino Night is hosted by Fraternal Order of Leaders, not Fellowship…