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!

Offered anytime throughout the weekend

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.

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.

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.

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
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is pleased to present a recital featuring our talented vocal and instrumental music students. Musicale is a regularly occurring recital that showcases the performances our music students have been developing throughout the semester.
Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Alma Thomas Theater
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