Manchester University Founders Day Celebration is Nov. 6

Nov 3, 2023, 10:11 AM by Chloe Leckrone
Manchester University’s celebration of Founders Day, including a parade and Chime performance, is Monday, Nov. 6.

Manchester University’s celebration of Founders Day is Monday, Nov. 6. 

One hundred thirty-four years ago, on Nov. 5, 1889, Roanoke Classical Seminary moved from Roanoke, Indiana, to North Manchester and became North Manchester College.

A parade, featuring the Spartan Pride Marching Band, will begin at 5 p.m. and walk through campus, starting beside Calvin Ulrey Hall and finishing near the Jo Young Switzer Center. Following the parade, the Manchester Chime will play. 

The public is welcome to watch the parade and Chime performance at no cost. 

For the media 

Gage Sandlin, assistant director of The Manchester Fund and donor relations, is the organizer for this event. He can be reached at

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Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.