Parent Nights

In 1926, SI seniors held a reception to honor their mothers in what was most likely the first mother-son dinner. The Ignatian of that year noted that “all semblance of formality was omitted and the meeting was a success as all present entered into the spirit of the occasion. Fr. President spoke in honor of the occasion and praised the efforts of the Seniors and…. implied his sanction for a Mother’s Club.” The following year, the Class of 1927 held a Fathers’ Night devoted “to the honor of that famous family institution, the Dad.” The February 9 reception featured a one-act sketch, a salutatory address and a talk by Father President “outlining the Jesuit ideals of education.”