The Daemen University Academic Festival brings the campus together to celebrate the academic and creative achievements of Daemen students. The Academic Festival provides a showcase for academic achievement and excellence through student and faculty presentations, exhibitions and performances. These presentations may reflect work done in a single discipline or be interdisciplinary in nature, and include posters, papers, panel discussions, exhibits, videos, and artistic, musical or theatrical performances. For the most up to date information on the event head to the Academic Festival Webpage.
Opportunities for engagement happen continuously throughout the academic year. The Campus Activities Fair is an annual event where current students can get information regarding Daemen's various student organizations and student leadership experiences. The fair is a great opportunity for new and returning students to get connected to the out of classroom experience at Daemen University. Remember, however, that this is just one of many opportunities students will have to engage with student leaders. To learn more about our active student organizations, visit Daemen Connect.
Convocation marks the formal beginning of the Academic year and your journey as a Daemen University student. You’ll have a chance to see the faculty in full regalia, and hear from the President of the University, the President of the Student Government Association, and various other important members of the University community. Convocation happens during Freshman move-in day.
Exams are over and Commencement is almost here. Graduation Week is an exciting time filled with a wide range of events to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students. As always, graduating students should check their Daemen email for regular updates and announcements regarding Graduation Week activities and Commencement. Graduation Week activities will be posted on the Graduation Week website. Information specific to the Commencement Ceremonies can be found here.
Generally held the second week of the Fall and Spring semester, Daemen’s Greek fraternity and sororities host a number of casual events to introduce themselves to the student body, and start the year off with a little fun. Greeks play an important part in Daemen student life, and offer another opportunity for students to build close friendships with an intimate group of students across a diverse mix of academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
Founders Celebration is an annual campus-wide event at Daemen University honoring the institution’s origins, commemorating its rich history of scholarship—and continuing its momentum forward. This re-imagined celebration combines Homecoming, Alumni Weekend and Founders Day to create one spectacular week-long schedule of events.
Founder's Celebration is the time for students, family, alumni, and faculty to come together to mix and meet, and share in the ever-changing experience of Daemen University. Our most up-to-date information is available on our Founder's Celebration page.
Usually happening just before the last week of classes, Springfest is a campus-wide celebration of the end of the academic year. Springfest is a day of fun in the sun (or rain, as the case may be), with games and activities, entertainment, and plenty of food. For more information on the current year's Springfest activities, head to our webpage.
It’s Friday, which means the 4 main F's: Food, Friends, Fun, and Free! Happening almost every Friday afternoon, running 4:30 - 5:30 PM, in The Wildcat Den. Each week has a different theme and hosted by student organizations, offices, or university departments. Everyone loves TGIF!