Each year, the UGA Alumni Association proudly celebrates the signing of the University of Georgia Charter that took place on January 27, 1785.

Watch the 2016 Founders Day Lecture

In recognition of the university’s anniversary as the nation’s first state-chartered institution of higher education, the UGA Alumni Association hosts a weeklong celebration of this important anniversary. The highlight of the week is the annual Founders Day Lecture, hosted in partnership with the UGA Emeriti Scholars. 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 to the lecture, 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.

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Atlanta, GA 30326
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