Charter Day

Alumni and Friends Enjoy Charter Day

Charter Day is a long-standing Howard tradition and annual celebration of the Howard University March 2, 1867, approval of the University Charter by President Andrew Johnson for an institution dedicated to the betterment of humanity. This celebration provides an opportunity for alumni, donors, friends, parents, grandparents, board of trustees, leadership, faculty and staff to come together and share in fortifying and renewing the mission of Howard University.

When alumni come together in fellowship, it is always special and on Charter Day, especially so.

Alumni and friends have an opportunity to attend the Charter Day Convocation and the Charter Day Dinner at the beginning of March each year. At both events distinguished alumni are acknowledged for their contributions to society. Contributions that also help to forward the legacy of Howard University.

Howard's 1867 charter is alive in the academic achievements of Howard students, the ingenuity of Howard alumni and the dedication of Howard staff. With pride, alumni and friends relish in being on one accord and are acknowledged for forwarding one vision - excellence, truth, service and education for all.

Charter Day Convocation will be held on March 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. Charter Day Dinner will be held on March 2, 2019.

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Alumni and Friends Enjoying Charter Day Dinner (2018)