Each January, we proudly celebrate UGA’s birthday – on the 27th of this month, we’ll be 234! More importantly, it marks our place in history as the birthplace of public higher education in America. To commemorate the occasion, the UGA Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Association will host a weeklong series of events:
Monday, Jan. 28
- Founders Week T-shirt Giveaway
- 17th annual Founders Day Lecture featuring Dr. Freda Scott Giles
Tuesday, Jan. 29
- Tradition Tuesday
Wednesday, Jan. 30
- State of the University Address in the UGA Chapel
Thursday, Jan. 31
- 100 Days ‘Til Graduation Celebration in Memorial Hall
Friday, Feb. 1
- Founders Day Celebration
The highlight of the week will be the annual Founders Day Lecture, hosted in partnership with the Office of the President, Provost’s Office and UGA Emeriti Scholars. The lecture is held in the UGA Chapel at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public. We hope you’ll join us! The 2019 lecture, “W.E.B. Du Bois: Dramatist,” will be presented by Freda Scott Giles, Ph.D., associate professor emerita of theatre and film studies and African-American studies at UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
In 1785, we sparked a movement that continues to shape our nation – join us as we recognize our historic commitment to public higher education in America.
Be a part of the birthday celebrations! Learn more at alumni.uga.edu/foundersweek.