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Celebrating 150 Years of Concord

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!

150 Years of Concord logo

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.


  • Painting scenery of “The Campus Beautiful” with local artist Amy Williams on Thursday, January 27 at 6pm at University Point.


  • 2022 Groundhog Breakfast: February 2 at 8 a.m. – Join Grand Groundhog Watcher Stacey Hicks as we see if Concord Charlie predicts an early spring or six more weeks of winter!
  • A Weeklong Celebration of Concord’s 150th Year: February 21-28
    • Monday, February 21 at 6pm in the Marsh Library – Discussion of and an opportunity to purchase 150 Years of Concord, a commemorative book published for the sesquicentennial.
    • Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30pm in the Arthur Butcher Gallery of the Alexander Fine Arts Center – Randal Reed Smith artist exhibition
    • Wednesday, February 23 10am until 2pm – Sign CU Birthday banner and enjoy a 150th giveaway!
    • Thursday, February 24 at 7pm – Concord 150th Trivia Night at Subway Sides in the Student Center.
    • Friday, February 25 from 11am until 1pm – Birthday lunch in the cafeteria with Dr. Boggess & Roar.
    • President’s Ball on Saturday, Feb. 26.
    • Share your Concord story on social media on Sunday, February 27 with hashtag #CU150
    • A proclamation from the Governor’s office, a special presentation, and guest speakers on February 28 at 3pm in the Fine Arts auditorium. Birthday cake to follow!


  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – Saturday, March 19 at 5pm


  • Concord Day of Service & Alumni Weekend – Saturday, April 23
  • Azzara Music Colloquium featuring The Appalachian Children’s Choir – Tuesday, April 26 at 6pm in Wilkes Family Chapel of University Point.
  • Senior Dinner – Thursday, April 28 at 6pm


  • 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


  • Homer K. Ball Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament—Friday, June 6 at 8 a.m.


  • Education R&R at the President’s House—Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m.


  • Athens-Concord Town Social—Sunday, August 14 at 1 p.m. (Follow this event on Facebook)


  • First Home Game Tailgate—Saturday, September 10
  • Giving Day—Thursday, September 22


  • Homecoming—Saturday, October 1
  • Social Work Supper Club—Friday, October 14


  • Athens-Concord Holiday Social—Tuesday, November 29

150 Years of Concord is a historical narrative highlighted by beautiful photos from the CU archives. Written to commemorate Concord’s sesquicentennial, this coffee table style book is yours when you make a donation of $150 or more to the Foundation (while supplies last). Proceeds benefit student scholarships and campus projects.

Supplies are limited, so click here to make your donation today!

A stack of three Concord University 150 anniversary commemorative books