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.
2015 Founders Day Lecture
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
1:30 p.m. - The UGA Chapel
The 2015 Founders Day Lecture will be presented by Paul M. Kurtz, UGA School of Law J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law and Associate Dean Emeritus, and will be titled, "A New York Yankee in Abraham Baldwin's Court: (Almost) Fifty Years Behind 'Enemy' Lines."
Carey Miller (AB '12, JD '16), UGA School of Law student body president, will provide the student response.
2015 Founders Week
The UGA Student Alumni Association will sponsor a series of free events in advance of and following the lecture. For more information about these events, please email Assistant Director of Student Programs Evan Tighe (BSED '08, MA '11) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, January 26: Founders Week T-shirt Giveaway and Birthday Party in Tate Plaza
- Tuesday, January 27: Founders Day Lecture at 1:30 p.m. in The Chapel
- Wednesday, January 28: "Wear Your Shirt Wednesday" to receive discounts at local businesses
- Thursday, January 29: 100 Days Until Graduation Celebration
- Friday, January 30: 100 Days Until Graduation Celebration and Dawgs After Dark
- All week: Greek Life Banner Contest