Charter Day Friday, April 14, 2023

What is Charter Day?

Every year, Jacksonville University celebrates its birthday and the signing of its charter. In honor of our founding, the University hosts Charter Day, involving service to our community, celebratory activities, and a Global Toast for our friends around the world who cannot be with us in person for the festivities.

Whether on campus or celebrating in your community, students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to join in the festivities, and wear your green and white with pride.​​



Charter Day of Service & Celebration Luncheon

  • Time  12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Office location  River House

Please join us for lunch, music, beach volleyball, and an art walk to celebrate the founding of JU.

You can also pick up your Charter Day T-shirt during the festivities if you didn’t get yours ahead of time.

Annual Festival of the Arts

Presented by the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts and Humanities

  • Time  12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Office location  Stein Circle in front of the River House

We will have art booths with artwork available for purchase from students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as artist demonstrations!

For more information, please contact

Porter Fest

  • Time  7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Office location  Amphitheater & Dolphin Green

Join us for a celebration of JU’s chartering! Festivities include a performance from our headlining artist, Social House, carnival rides, food trucks, and more. Admission, performances, and activities are free to all students!

For more information, please contact

Follow Us

Keep up with the celebrations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout Charter Day. For official updates, follow our Jacksonville University accounts:

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If you're participating in Charter Day, hashtag your photos and updates!

The official hashtag for Charter Day and Charter Day of Service is #jugives.

The official hashtag if you're joining us remotely for the Global Toast on 4/14 is #jutoast.

Relive Past Charter Days




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