The new Gertrude Kistler Memorial library wing is finished in the Fall of 1955. Archbishop John Francis O’Hara, Archbishop of Philadelphia, blesses the new wing, erects the crucifix, and blesses the statue of the holy child.
The new dining hall between Kistler Library and Connelly Hall is now complete. There are faculty dining rooms, a lower level cloak room with lockers and shelves, a modern kitchen, and a new chef. The old dining hall on the first floor of Mayfield is converted into student dorms.
Senator John F. Kennedy lectures at Rosemont. He stops by on January 14th to lecture on current political affairs.
The traditional annual retreat breaks tradition and is split into two separate retreats: One for upperclassmen Seniors and Juniors, and one for lowerclassmen Sophomores and Freshmen.
Mother Mary Aidan, S. H. C. J. takes over as college president after the former president, Mother Chrysostom, S. H. C. J. is transferred to Waukegan Illinois after 5 years as president.
Students get their fortunes read by “Madame Zendula” as a prom publicity stunt.
The Modern Language Club event for International Night will provide foreign relief. Italian, French, Spanish, and German groups put on performances and dances that represent these cultures. This takes place on March 22nd.
Two of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus from Africa, Sister Mary and Sister Cecile, attend Rosemont College in the 1962 Fall semester.
Heffernan Hall is officially dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Heffernan, anonymous benefactors to Rosemont College for many years. The ceremony includes the blessing of the cornerstone by Rev. Henry J. Weeks.
Rosemont seniors gain permission to keep cars on campus for the beginning of the second semester starting in the spring semester of 1966. In previous years, cars were not allowed to be kept on campus until after Easter vacation.
Over the summer, six students will travel to Mexico under the auspices of the Conference on Inter-American Student Project (CIASP). The girls are assigned to Huejutla Hidalgo and will assist Padra Ariuro Reyes in visiting Indian Rancheros to distribute medicine, organize sports programs, and help prepare for the reception of sacraments.