Charter Day & Global Toast

Charter Day

Alumna Linda Stein and Stein Scholars 2017 Charter Day of ServiceEvery year, Jacksonville University celebrates its birthday and the signing of its charter. In honor of our founding, the University hosts Charter Day, a celebration involving service to our co​mmunity, a reception on campus, and a Global Toast for our friends around the world who cannot be with us in person for the festivities.

Charter Day 

Global Toast

Global Toast

We invite all Dolphin alumni, families and friends to "gather, give, toast & post" during Charter Day using #JUtoast.

  • GATHER with Dolphin friends in person or online
  • GIVE back to your alma mater with a gift of any size to support JU's Greatest Needs during Dolphin Dash
  • TOAST your alma mater - raise a glass to celebrate JU's birthday
  • POST your selfies of toasts and service projects on social media using #JUtoast and #JUgives

2021 Global Toast Party Locations

What is Global Toast?

Global Toast is our way of encouraging all JU friends and families to come together and raise a glass in honor of the University’s birthday. You can get together as a group of Dolphins or simply send us a selfie from your office, living room, or the best local haunt in your city throughout the day using #JUtoast.This is your chance to connect with JU alumni, friends and fans around the world. The connections you can make are infinite, so spread the word and who knows who you might be clinking your glass with.

How do I organize a Toast In My City?

If you're interested in having a toast location in your city for the 2021 JU Global Toast, please contact us at with your idea. Your toast doesn’t have to be a big party - it can be between two people or 20 people; it’s all about the honor of being a Dolphin. We will provide you with a Global Toast Toolkit and share the location of your event through email communications and social media. 


Make a Gift

Questions? Learn more about giving to Jacksonville University.