Coming up: Snacks, Performances and a Glimpse of the Past at Charter Day

GW will commemorate its 197th anniversary with a celebration in the Marvin Center on Friday.

Charter Day
February 07, 2018

On Feb. 9, 1821, an act of Congress chartered the Columbian College, which would become the George Washington University. At noon Friday, GW will commemorate the 197th anniversary of its founding with a celebration in the Marvin Center’s first floor lobby.

The event will feature free cupcakes and copies of the GW charter, performances by student a cappella group the GW Pitches, a visit from a George Washington impersonator, a quiz with prizes from the GW Bookstore and more. At exhibit tables, guests will have an opportunity to view the university charter and other historical documents, as well as displays tracing a day in the life of a GW student in 1821.

Charter Day is part of #CelebrateGW, a series of events that celebrate the 286th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday. For more information, please visit

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