S&T’s ‘St. Pat’s on the Prairie’ begins today

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On March 6, 2023

Student throwing a cudgel in the snake pits in 2022.

Snake Invasion on the Missouri S&T campus for the 2022 St. Pat’s celebration. Photo by Michael Pierce, Missouri S&T.

Missouri S&T is beginning its 115th annual “Best Ever” St. Pat’s celebration today. The theme for this year’s celebration is “St. Pat’s on the Prairie.”

The campus celebrations began in 1908, when a group of Rolla students declared a holiday on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate the patron saint of engineers. St. Pat’s has since grown to encompass a full week of events sponsored by the St. Pat’s Board at S&T, as well as campus traditions that begin in early March. Two community-sponsored events are also included in the schedule.

The festivities began at 9 a.m. today, Monday, March 6, with the Snake Invasion on the Toomey Hall Lawn. At 4:30 p.m., cheer on S&T’s Chancellor Mo Dehghani when he closes the snake pits with other Honorary Knights.

You’re also invited to the Grand Procession, where the St. Pat’s Court will be announced for the first time. This more recent tradition begins at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Havener Center atrium.

View the complete schedule of events.

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