UNCG will celebrate Founders Day on Thursday, Oct. 5. This is the highlight of our 125th anniversary festivities. The Founders Day Festival will feature complimentary food from local restaurants and food trucks, giveaways, a special 125-foot-long cake and music from our incredible pep and steel drum bands on the Quad from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. There is also a special anniversary concert starring our own Grammy-winning alumna, Rhiannon Giddens, at the UNCG Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.
I hope that you will join me, our students and members of our community as we honor our history, look ahead to our bright future, and, yes, have a little fun along the way. Wear your blue and gold and show your Spartan spirit! See you on the Quad.
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.