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150 Years of Concord begins with a village determined to establish a school to educate the region’s teachers.

Throughout the decades that followed Concord’s pioneer beginnings, that initial spirit of determination remained a constant thread as those who followed worked to expand Concord’s reach and mission.

Despite fires, wars, pandemics, and other obstacles, Concord endured and continues to look toward the future.

Join us as we celebrate 150 Years of Concord!



  • Athens-Concord Holiday Social---November 30 at 5 p.m.
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    • Cookies, Letters, and Photos with Santa at University Point - 5-7pm
    • Concord Choir performance in University Point Wilkes Chapel at 5pm
    • Concord Band performance in University Point Wilkes Chapel at 6pm
    • Tour the President's House and enjoy sweets and treats from 5-7pm
    • Live music in Athens Park from 5-7pm
    • Concord UMC will host Christmas caroling at 7 p.m. and a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:30
  • Senior Dinner---Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
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  • Fall Commencement for master’s degrees---Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
  • Fall Commencement for undergraduates---Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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  • Painting “The Campus Beautiful” with local artist Amy Williams
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  • A Weeklong Celebration of Concord’s 150th Year: February 21-28
    • Discussion of and an opportunity to purchase 150 Years of Concord, a commemorative book published for the sesquicentennial.
    • Concord Trivia Night!
    • President’s Ball on Saturday, Feb. 26. Reservation required, more information to come!
    • Share your Concord story on social media.
    • A proclamation from the Governor’s office, a special presentation, and guest speakers on February 28 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts auditorium. Birthday cake to follow!
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theater 
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  • Guest Speaker from Colloquium
  • Senior Dinner
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  • Spring Commencement for master’s degree candidates---May 6 at 6 p.m.
  • Spring Commencement for undergraduates---May 7 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m
Commemorative Book Coming Soon!
In honor of Concord's sesquicentennial, a commemorative coffee table style book featuring the institution's history and pictures from the archives is being published. 150 Years of Concord will be available for pre-sale purchase soon! All proceeds will benefit campus projects and student scholarships. 

Please check regularly for updates and changes to the event schedule as Concord continues to follow the guidance of the CDC and local health departments concerning our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.