The life of a college student is more than just attending classes. At Donnelly, students can engage in campus activities and events year-round. The campus community is made up of associate, bachelor's, and nursing students, along with faculty and staff. Located in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas, Donnelly’s campus is a great place for students to gain leadership skills through multiple clubs and organizations, while participating in numerous traditions and becoming a valued part of Donnelly’s culture.
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New Student Orientation
Thursday, August 17 - Friday, August 18, 2023 | all day
New student orientation is a two-day event for all incoming Donnelly students. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Day of Service (new students only)
Friday, August 18, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Calling all new Donnelly students! You're invited to experience one of the best traditions Donnelly has to offer. The Donnelly Day of Service is an exciting way to give back to the community while getting to know your fellow classmates. We partner with TurnStyles, Wyandotte Community Gardens, Hope Distribution Center and more! This is a part of new student orientation.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
How much do you know about the Constitution? How about the roles of our government leaders? If your answer is not much that is OK! Join your fellow students in exciting presentations, games, and more to learn all you can about the founding document of the United States.
Common Read Events
This year's Common Read is Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, neurologist and Holocaust survivor. The book focuses on themes including hope, perseverance and purpose. The College will host a variety of events throughout the year highlighting these themes. All events are in the Event Center unless otherwise specified.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 11 a.m.: Propaganda Exhibit
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 11 a.m.: Conversation with local Holocaust survivor and Midwest Center for Holocaust Education historian
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 9 a.m.: Logotherapy activity
Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 11 a.m.: Thanks & Giving Activity
Monday, January 29, 2024 at 9 a.m.: Panel with Rabbi Mark Levin & Monsignor
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 9 a.m.: Viktor and I showing
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Alexander Vesely (grandson of author)
- Viktor Frankl's grandson, Alexander Vesely, who has continued his grandfather's work, will join us virtually from Austria for a series of talks with students, staff and faculty. An evening session will be open to the community.
- 11 a.m. - students and staff
- 2 p.m. - Lansing students
- 5:30 p.m. - night students
Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Donnelly's largest annual fundraiser benefitting the students and mission of Donnelly College.
Winter Clothing Pop-Up
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 12 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
We have a collection of coats, clothes, and much more for men, women, and children. Make sure to stop in and see what fun things you can bring home with you!
First Generation College Student Day
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join in the celebration as we honor all of our first-generation college students. As of May 2022, 71 percent of Donnelly students are the first in their family to go to college.
Thanks & Giving
Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This event has taken place at Donnelly for more than 30 years, with a focus on faculty and staff giving back to students by preparing food for a community-wide Thanksgiving feast. Festivities typically begin with a short presentation, followed by the meal.
Lent is a time of reflection and contemplation but also a time for community. Our Lenten Lunches are a time for students to enjoy lunch together and meet new classmates.
Donnelly’s 1Day4Donnelly fundraiser is back in action! Whether you are making calls to our donors and alumni or writing thank you cards, every little bit helps. Make sure you stop by the lobby area to see how you can help us raise money for our school. Learn more.
Date TBD | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
What do Pi and Pie have in common? A fun celebration at Donnelly! Join fellow students and our LAS department as we highlight great thinkers in STEM fields, enjoy some fun activities, and of course, have some pie!
Dime: The Arts and Literary Journal of Donnelly College, Release Party
Each spring, dime (pronounced “DEE-may”): The Arts and Literary Journal of Donnelly College is released. Our students’ submissions make up the journal; additionally, the launch includes presentation of the Sister Mary Faith Schuster Awards for writing and visual arts.
Come celebrate with us at this free, student-organized festival featuring ethnic food sampling, music, performances and unique booths representing different cultures.
Student Senate fosters student leaders, providing organizational structure and promoting involvement to enhance students’ leadership skills and college experience. The Senate represents students’ interests and serves as a liaison between the College’s student body, faculty and staff.
The Student Senate for the 2023-2024 school year is:
- President - Stefanie Ambroziak
- Vice President - Sarai Thao
- Secretary - Anthony Torres-Carrillo
- Communications Liason - Arthur Gonzales
- Treasurer - Marco Ramirez Ramirez
Members at Large Representatives: Abdullah Ahmed, Evelin Adam, Perla Grijalva, & Selena Mendoza.
With a number of clubs ready to welcome you into their ranks we want to make sure they can welcome you easily. Click here to submit your contact information to the club of your choice!
Active student clubs for the 2023-2024 academic year who wish to continue MUST submit a renewal application to be considered an official Donnelly College Student Club for this year. Renew today.
Don't see a club that's right for you? Submit an application to to begin your own!
Do you like video games? Do you enjoy competing to prove you're the best? Do you enjoy live-streaming games in front of a community of your peers? Or do you want to join a club where you get to escape into whatever games you enjoy and share that fun with other gaming students?
If you said yes to any of these, consider joining the Donnelly College Esports team! We are a new team open to roster additions and we are looking for team members who want to do anything and everything video game related! We will have opportunities for students to compete against other schools in select games, stream games they enjoy on the Donnelly College Twitch platform, and even just have a space to play and enjoy on top-of-the-line equipment with other students during school hours.
Esports: Open Monday-Thursday @ 10:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Donnelly Math Club is here to help students develop, learn, and be confident with their math skills. Whether they are applying their skills in class or in everyday life. The Math Club meets biweekly every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Room 330.
Club President: Anthony-Torres Carrillo
Vice President: Sonia Rivas
(913) 621-8769 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Away Club
The Study Away Club provides students the opportunity to see and experience new places and cultures both near and far. Each year students have opportunities for travel, education, and service learning both in the United States and abroad. Recent trips have included Costa Rica, Cuba, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Memphis.
Upcoming trips for the 2023-2024 school year tentatively include Mexico City and Washington D.C. There are also opportunities for day trips in Kansas City and the surrounding areas.
Study Away Club meets every Tuesday from 12:15-1 p.m. in Room 218
Club President: Sarai Thao | Assistant Officer: Abdulla Ahmed
913-621-8721 | email@example.com
This club is comprised of students who passionately share their views of pro-life. They also fundraise and plan the annual trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
(913) 621-8776 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The following clubs/organizations have been a part of the Donnelly College community in the past. Currently, they are not active - but can be revitalized.
If you are interested, please contact the Student Engagement Coordinator at email@example.com or in person in R01C in the tutoring center.
The Salsa Club is here to help instill an appreciation for the art of dance in Donnelly students, faculty and staff. The club also aims to help individuals learn about the history and variety of Latin rhythms.
(913) 621-8732 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Club is to encourage students’ interest in STEM fields. The STEM Club sponsors STEM-related educational activities and field trips, provides opportunities for career exploration, and creates avenues for professional networking. STEM Club members serve as advocates and leaders on campus, sharing their passion for STEM and motivating their peers to consider a career in STEM or simply to try STEM activities. As STEM leaders they also participate in outreach activities in the local community, sparking curiosity, spreading science excitement, and igniting innovation!
Assistant Professor, Biology
(913) 621-8790 | email@example.com
Donnelly students can participate in intramurals for volleyball and soccer. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert in the sport, we want you! Click here to sign up your team today. If you are looking to join a team, fill out the form at this link. Don't forget to turn in your intramural liability waiver when you complete the team forms. You can find the waiver here.
- September - October
- February - April
- Donnelly College Futsal Field
Donnelly is seeking students to perform as Lux at both on-campus and off-campus events.
- Earn $25/hour by being Donnelly’s mascot.
- Students must be 5’6”-5’11” in height due to costume restrictions.
- This is a great opportunity to add to your resume!
Interested? Contact the Student Engagement Coordinator below!