Founder’s Week kicks off Sept. 8

To help commemorate the past while also celebrating its future, City College will hold a week-long celebration of events entitled Founder’s Week next month.

Beginning Sept. 8 and running through Sept. 11, a series of events commemorating the campus’ history and future will be held on campus and around the surrounding area.

A foundation gala will open the week of festivities with a reception and dinner at The Prado restaurant in Balboa Park on Monday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. Co-founder and former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal, a City College alumnus, will be honored.

The campus will take part in a Spirit Day celebration the following day, with music, dancing and clubs on hand in
 Gorton Quad from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Festivities will continue at the City College Trolley Station on Sept. 10, for an MTS City College trolley car launch.

Founder’s Week will wrap up with a Community Open House and Alumni Day at City College on Sept. 11. Tours, displays and demonstrations will take place on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A special planetarium showing will take place afterwards in the Science Building. Seating is limited for the showing and RSVP is required.

Founder’s Week is one of many events being held as a part of City College’s ongoing centennial celebration. For more information and updates, visit

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Founder’s Week kicks off Sept. 8