On October 15th, Fontbonne holds their annual Founders’ Day celebration. This commemorates the founding of the Sisters of St. Joseph in France and celebrates Fontbonne as a ministry of the CSJs. Students would process through campus in their cap and gown, travel to the Mother House in Carondelet, and decorate their cars. This combination of religious, academic, and recreational activities was one of the biggest events of the year. Today, this anniversary is celebrated with free treats and a visit to campus from one of the Sisters acting as Mother St. John Fontbonne.