Charter Day 2022

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The Charter Day Convocation livestream began on Friday, March 4 at 10:45 a.m., and the Charter Day Celebration livestream began on Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Thanks for joining us!

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The Charter Day Convocation

The 155th Charter Day Convocation will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Cramton Auditorium (2455 6th St NW, Washington, D.C., 20059). The processional will begin at 10:45 a.m., followed by the program beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 12:15 p.m. This event is in-person and open to the public. Please see the Cramton Auditorium's COVID-19 policy.

Check out this year's Convocation program book.

The Charter Day Celebration: A Virtual Experience

The annual Charter Day Celebration, traditionally held the day after the Convocation, is the culminating event of a weekend dedicated to celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the University Charter by President Andrew Johnson on March 2, 1867. This year’s Celebration will be a virtual experience live streamed Saturday, March 5, 2022, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (EST).

Check out this year’s Charter Day Celebration program book.

Like no other event on the University calendar, the Charter Day Celebration displays the University’s strengths in many dimensions. The Celebration showcases the University's enduring qualities in the development of excellence and leadership, as will be reflected in tributes, on March 5, to outstanding alumni; its attractiveness to, and substantive partnership with, the corporate world; and its continuing relevance to the community as well as students, alumni and friends of all ages.


Morris Chestnut will be the Master of Ceremonies for this year's Charter Day Celebration.

2022 Charter Day MC: Morris Chestnut

Highlights from Charter Day 2021