History of Mundays
Originally created by Memorial University’s Anniversaries Committee as Festival of Anniversaries in 1999 and 2000, MUNdays has grown into an event involving students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Since its beginnings, the vision was to establish a recognized, distinguished and prestigious event of the university. Between 2001 and 2004, the event was called Celebrate Memorial and the theme was “Connecting to Community”. Activities were focused on bringing the surrounding community and Memorial University closer together.
In 2005, Celebrate Memorial adopted a new identity. Rebranded as “I ♥MUNdays” on the St. John’s Campus and “I Fell for Grenfell” on the Corner Brook Campus, the festival of events took an internal focus to directly target students,faculty and staff and the public were secondary audiences or not targeted at all.Goals of the event no longer included public celebration, but instead focused on building on-campus spirit, school pride, and student & staff participation and leadership. The transformation of Celebrate Memorial into MUNdays succeeded immensely in generating greater student awareness and participation, as well as more Memorial community spirit.
MUNdays, Memorial’s annual flagship event is chock full of fun times - ready to invigorate, stimulate and inspire. Annually, nearing the end of October, Memorial University celebrates the diverse accomplishments and amazing spirit and atmosphere of this great university.
MUNdays roll out under the banner of I♥MUNdays on the St. John’s campus and I Fell for Grenfell in Corner Brook. Both events are part of the university’s annual series of celebrations that embrace the themes diversity, ingenuity, excellence, kindness and community service.
The purpose of MUNdays is to:
© Improve university spirit and create a community feeling on Memorial’s campuses.
© Give students, faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity and place to celebrate Memorial University as an institution and a community.
© Strengthen the overall awareness of MUNdays within the university community,
© Convince the university community to attend MUNdays events
© Offer a series of well-organized events that participants enjoy and appreciate.