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This Week at La Salle

November 28, 2023

Image of people cheering on La Salle at a basketball game.

Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, marks a day of generosity during the holiday season. Check out the list of ways you can give to La Salle.

Students dishing out food to first responders.

La Salle students and staff served a traditional Thanksgiving meal to first responders as an act of gratitude for their work protecting the campus and neighboring community. Learn more about the annual tradition.

St. John Baptist de la Salle statue

La Salle is collaborating with other Lasallian institutions to reestablish the Istituto Convitto Jesus Magister Consortium (ICJM Consortium). This partnership will provide a variety of professional development opportunities. Read more. 

Destyny Brooks, ’24

Destyny Brooks, ’24, launched her own designer bag business with the support of La Salle’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Read more about her story.

Featured events

Blue Christmas

Thursday, 5 p.m.

This service, presented by UMSS, is one of healing. The worship provides opportunities for expressing grief and pain, while focusing on the promise of hope. Visit De La Salle Chapel to participate. 


Sunday, 5 p.m.  

Mass for the first Sunday of Advent will be celebrated in the De La Salle Chapel. 

Art Museum Gallery Reception  

Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m.  

Visit the art museum for its opening reception of a new special exhibition, Treasures of Immortality: Ancient Chinese Funerary Art. The focus of the exhibition revolves around ancient China’s production of mingqi, or spirit goods. Register here. 

Annual gift and toy drive

The La Salle University community prioritizes giving back.


To help fulfill this goal, La Salle’s Division of University Ministry, Service, and Support (UMSS) has organized its annual gift and toy drive to support children at The Church of New Hope and Faith in West Philadelphia and the MOM Program with the Department of Public Health of the City of Philadelphia.


UMSS continues to adapt its yearly gift and toy drive to guarantee strong participation. Here’s how you can contribute:

  • Use Amazon wish lists. You can purchase a gift for a child across four groups: teen girls ages 13–16; teen boys ages 13–16; little girls and toddlers(1-12); little boys and toddlers (1-12); and children with special needs. You can scan the QR codes on flyers around campus or grab a red-colored tag from a tree. Purchases ship directly to The Church of New Hope and Faith and can be made through Tuesday, Dec. 19.

  • Grab a cream-colored tag on campus. They are hanging from Christmas trees positioned in high-traffic areas: the lobbies of the Union, St. Benilde Tower, Founders’ Hall, and the De La Salle Chapel. These gifts (unwrapped) are due to Ministry, Service and Support in the Neumann Annex by Friday, Dec. 1.

This year, there are two ways to give. If you prefer to go to the store and pick out a gift for an individual child, you are able to do so. If you would like to go online and pick out a wished-for gift and send it directly to our community partners, you’re able to do that, too!