Celebrate Charter Day with Food, Fun & Festivities

April 10, 2014

Dear JU students, faculty and staff:

80 years ago next Wednesday, April 16, Jacksonville University was born.

I invite you to join us this year and every year hereafter for a campus-wide celebration. This year will be extra special – our very first Charter Day and Global Toast, and the official student dedication of the River House.

All over the world, alumni will be posting their celebratory toasts to JU’s founding in a Global Toast. Follow them and post your own under #jutoast #jucharterday @JacksonvilleU.

On campus, the day-long festivities will be highlighted by the student dedication of the River House. From 6:00 -9:00 p.m., the River House and grounds will host Food, Fun & Festivities including:


Dinner and Dessert Stations:

  • Grill Station on Pub deck
  • Sliders Station
  • Salad Station
  • Fry Station
  • Cold Station
  • S'mores Station
  • Cupcakes


  • Local Craft Brewery tastings (wristband required)
  • River House Dedication at 6:30
  • Student Global Toast at 7:45
  • Raffles taking place at 7:15/7:45/8:15 & 8:45, including:
    • iPad Mini
    • VIP parking pass
    • Big Screen TV
    • Free rides using Uber car service


  • Cornhole
  • Basketball in the pool

And a Big Surprise at 9:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars now and join your fellow students, faculty and staff in celebrating this special day.


Tim Cost
Jacksonville University
Class of 1981