Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold its annual Founders Day on Monday, Oct. 7, celebrating the 151st year of the University’s founding in 1868.

The celebration, free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public, will be held at noon in the Lincoln Lounge, located on the first floor of Centennial Student Union.

During the event, the Maverick Machine band will play the University fight song, and free cupcakes will be available for all attendees.

Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport will begin a short program with comments on University plans to begin the next 150 years.