Each year, the UGA Alumni Association is proud to celebrate the signing of the University of Georgia Charter that took place on January 27, 1785. In recognition of the university's anniversary as the nation's first state-chartered institution of higher education, the UGA Alumni Association and the UGA Emeriti Scholars present the annual Founders Day Lecture. The lecture is held in the UGA Chapel and has become a Founders Day tradition, drawing alumni, students, faculty, esteemed guests and members of the community.
In addition, the UGA Student Alumni Association hosts a variety of free Founders Week events and giveaways for students to celebrate the day UGA became the first state-chartered institution of higher learning.
2016 Founders Day Lecture
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The UGA Chapel