Charter Day

Charter Day Celebration - February 7-8, 2020

Charter Day
February 3–4, 2023

Celebrate the 183rd anniversary of Southwestern’s founding. Join us for a weekend that honors our history and inspires us to imagine our future.

All Charter Day activities will take place online for engagement around the world. All activities will be published in late-January. Stay tuned for the full list of programs!

Friday, February 3, 2023 (All times are Central time zone.)

12:00 p.m. Mentor Relationships Throughout Your Career
Join Dr. Pamela Tamez ’94 as she shares her experience and advice on working your network and cultivating strong mentorships at any stage of your career. Click here to learn more and to register to attend this online Alumni Career Development Webinar Series event. This event is open to the entire Southwestern community.

3:00 p.m. Musicale
Due to campus closure on Friday, February 3, the Musicale event has been cancelled.

Offered anytime throughout the weekend

Embarking on the Quest: Bishop Laura Merrill ’84
Join us for a conversation with Bishop Laura Merrill ’84. Reverend Merrill was elected as a bishop by the United Methodist Church’s South Central Jurisdiction on November 2, 2022, in a historic election for the church. Through the interview, Rev.Merrill speaks about her Southwestern career and how it still impacts her to this day. She also shares with us information about her calling to become a pastor, and how that can translate to students in any industry and career path. Click here to view the video.

Southwestern University Root Colleges Video
Members of Southwestern University Alumni Association developed a picture show of the University’s rich history. Southwestern’s Root Colleges include Rutersville College, Wesleyan College, McKenzie College, and Soule University. Click here to view the video.

Celebrating the Lois Perkins Chapel
In 2021, Southwestern celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Lois Perkins Chapel. To commemorate, Lara Herreid ’17 provides a historical account and virtual tour of the sacred space. Click here to view.

Senator John G. Tower Papers
In September 2022, Southwestern celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the Senator John G. Tower ’48 Papers and Tower Reading Room. Click here to view a video about the collection.