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Founders' Day 2021

Emporia State University President Allison D. Garrett cordially invites you to the 2021 Virtual Founders’ Day Celebration

Friday, February 19, 2021 12:00 p.m. CST

Join us to celebrate the birthday of our beloved university and the people who make it the special place it is. Plus, be the first to hear the SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Join us online at 12:00 p.m. CST. Advance registration is requested at

Then, immediately following the virtual celebration, join us for an After Party where we will give a more in-depth look at campus happenings and a special presentation by Dr. Mel Storm and past/current 1863 Essay Award recipients.

Links to the Founders’ Day Celebration and Special After Party will be provided to registrants before the events.

Schedule of events:

  • Founders’ Day Celebration | Friday, February 19 | 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Special After Party | Friday, February 19 | 12:30 p.m. CST (or immediately following the Founders' Day Celebration)