Category: Charter Day

Reflections on the W&M Charter and a Charge to the Class of 2015

In this blog entry, Kendall Lorenzen, a junior at W&M serves as guest blogger. Below is the script from the speech she gave at the annual Junior Ring Ceremony. I love everything that the Charter of the College of William & Mary represents. It is our origin story. It is our connection. It is the


Let’s break it down. 3 – People in my family that attended William & Mary before I did. Their tradition and legacy precede me. Walking across the patio at the Alumni House, you can see their names in a singular brick. How metaphoric. A collection of bricks with names that make a whole patio. Kind

Happy Charter Day!

Robert Gates ’65 signing his bestselling book Duty, a Wiz Khalifa concert, a speech by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and an alumni medallion awarded to current FBI director James Comey ’82. What is the occasion for all of these events you may ask? The answer is: Charter Day. Charter Day is when we celebrate King

Happy Birthday to You

Dear William & Mary, If you could talk, I imagine that you might say that Charter Day 2014 was the best birthday weekend yet. But William & Mary, you’ve seen a lot in your 321 years. When you were born – or, rather, chartered – England was still fighting the French in the Nine Years’

Charter Day

February 8th, otherwise known as Charter Day, is a day that has a very significant meaning for every student here at William & Mary. However, Charter Day tends to be extra special for me because not only is it the birthday of my favorite place on Earth, but it is also my own birthday! While

Because We Care

On Friday, February 7th, 2014, William & Mary celebrated Charter Day, including honoring Laura Godwin ’14 with the James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.  Laura serves on the executive board of Project Phoenix and is a fixture in the Office of Community Engagement, bringing her joy and commitment to our office and the tutor/mentor program.

Charter Day…and Feelings

Unfortunately, this blog is not going to be about Charter Day. I’m not going to describe the excitement surrounding Robert Gates and Wiz Khalifa, or tell you about my own plans to celebrate the College. Instead, I’m just going to complain about how this upcoming Charter Day weekend will be my last – which makes

Gigs, Gras, and Midterm Season

As Spring Break comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about what an intense (yet immensely satisfying) month February turned out to be.  Between Charter Day, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year AND midterms, it was definitely one of my busiest months here at W&M.     For Charter Day (that’s on February 8th!), the Student

What 320 Means for W&M

February 8th.  Known by the William & Mary community as the date the College came to be. Charter Day! On this day King William III and Queen Mary II signed the royal charter to establish the College of William & Mary in Virginia. Now it’s 2013 and we are celebrating our 320th birthday. With a speech

W&M Hits the Big 320

At 13 you’re no longer a “kid,” at 16 you can drive, at 18 you’re an adult, at 20 you’re in your second decade and no longer an adolescent, at 21 you can drink, at 30 you cry, at 40 you wish you were 30, at 50 you celebrate, at 60 you’re golden, at 320