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Save the Date, Howard University Prepares for Charter Day 2023

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WASHINGTON – At Howard University, Charter Day is a time-honored tradition commemorating the signing of the federal charter on March 2, 1867, by President Andrew Johnson establishing Howard as a university.

Charter Day weekend (Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5) presents an opportunity to acknowledge the founding of Howard University, honor our traditions, recognize achievements and successes, and support the future of our students through scholarships.  This year, the Charter Day Dinner will return to an in-person format for the first time in three years.

In a note to the University, Howard University President Wayne Frederick invited faculty and staff to participate, saying he looked forward to connecting with members of the Howard community.

Mark your calendars for the 156th Charter Day Convocation

Date - Friday, March 3, 2023

Location - Cramton Auditorium

Register for the 99th annual Charter Day Dinner

For the first time in three years, the Charter Day Dinner, traditionally held the day after Charter Day Convocation, will be held in-person. Reserve your seat today to celebrate the signing of Howard’s charter in 1867. Join us at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.

Recommend organizations to become sponsors

If you know of organizations that may be interested in becoming sponsors for Charter Day, share their contact information with the Development and Alumni Relations team. Sponsorship of the 2023 Charter Day Dinner supports Howard students with the greatest financial needs. Contact charterday@howard.edu, 202-238-2340.

Book a room at the Marriott Marquis

The Charter Day Dinner will be held at this new location. Enjoy Charter Day Convocation and Charter Day Dinner by planning a celebratory staycation weekend at the Marriott Marquis. Book your room today.

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced two Schwarzman Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.