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Thaddeus & Polly Seymour Acts of Kindness Day

Join us on February 17, 2022, for a day of service and kindness celebrating the legacy of Rollins’ 12th president, Thaddeus Seymour, and his wife, Polly.

A Legacy of Kindness & Service

Find out how the legacy of Rollins’ 12th president, Thaddeus Seymour, and his wife, Polly, inspired the College to create a new day of service in their honor.

2022 Schedule of Events

sidewalk chalk

Share a Message of Kindness

Feb. 17 | 8:30 – 10 a.m. | Tars Plaza
Join forces with student representatives from Omicron Delta Kappa to decorate campus with messages of kindness and support. Grab a free coffee and doughnut to get your day started off on the right foot.


Labyrinth Peace Walks

Feb. 17 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Behind Mister Rogers Sculpture
Join the Rev. Katrina Jenkins for an interactive labyrinth walk in which you’ll focus on how to spread kindness in our community and beyond.

knowles memorial chapel

12 Bell Salute

Feb. 17 | 12:12 p.m. | Knowles Memorial Chapel
Keep your ears perked at 12:12 p.m. because the Knowles Memorial Chapel bell will ring a dozen times in honor of Rollins’ 12th president.

thank you note creation

Express Your Gratitude

Feb. 17 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Cornell Campus Center
In this Omicron Delta Kappa-sponsored event, pop into the Campus Center and create a note expressing your gratitude or appreciation for one of your professors, classmates, or staff mentors.

meal kit assembly

Support the Hunger Project Build

Feb. 17 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Dave’s Boathouse
Hop on the assembly line and help U.S. Hunger pack 10,000 healthy meals for families in our community. Participants will be required to wear masks and abide by safety regulations.
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habitat build

Habitat for Humanity Build

Feb. 17 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Meet at RMA for trasportation to build site
President Seymour served as co-founder and chairman of Habitat for Humanity Winter Park, so grab a hammer in Thad’s honor and work on a local build less than a mile from campus. Projects will vary and are dependent on the needs at the time of build. All supplies will be provided.
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farmers market

Shop the Inaugural TARmer’s Market

Feb. 17 | 4 – 6 p.m. | Mills Lawn
Support local artisans and enjoy an array of healthy foods and handcrafted products at the first-ever TARmer’s Market (clever, huh?) on Mills Lawn.

A Legacy of Love

Learn more about the Rollins icons who inspired this celebration of service.


His Goodness Goes Viral

The life of Rollins’ 12th president, Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H, is a testament to that which he held most dear: kindness. Now the College declares a day in his honor—a day for us all to come together and sprinkle a little bit of the magic that was so distinctively Thad.
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Remembering Thaddeus Seymour

The Rollins community shares their favorite memories of Rollins’ beloved 12th president, Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H.
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In Memory: Thaddeus Seymour ’82HAL ’90H

Rollins’ 12th president was magical in every sense of the word.
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