Founder's Day

Founder's Day 2024

Celebrating 121 Years of Albany State

Unsinkable resilience


Join Albany State University as we pay tribute to our founder, Dr. Joseph Winthrop Holley, on the occasion of our 121st Founder's Day. Be a part of history as we showcase our Unsinkable Resilience through a series of events from April 3rd-6th.

Let's come together and honor our past while looking forward to a bright future at Albany State University. GO RAMS!


2024 Schedule of Events 


Wednesday, April 3
Dr. Joseph Winthrop Holley Birthday Bash 
12 - 2 PM | C.W. Grant Student Union, East Campus
Student/Faculty/Staff Event


Thursday, April 4
Rams in the Bush: Student and Alumni Networking Event
6:30 - 9:30 PM | Billy C. Black Building Atrium, East Campus
Student/Alumni Event
Career Services is hosting an event for all students to network with Albany State University alumni. This event is an opportunity for students to meet some of our outstanding alumni who are in a position to help them begin their careers.


Friday, April 5
Convocation and Graveside Ceremony
10 AM | Billy C. Black Building Auditorium, East Campus
Community Event
Convocation will be on Friday, April 5, at 10 a.m. in the Billy C. Black Building Auditorium on East Campus, with the Gravesite Ceremony following.
The guest speaker will be Mrs. Shirley Sherrod, Executive Director of The Sherrod Institute. Click here to read her full biography. 
Shirley Sherrod
National Alumni Association Luncheon
12:30 PM | Student Center C-266, West Campus
Alumni Event
Alumni are invited to attend the NAA Luncheon in honor of Founder's Day. Attendees are encouraged to wear their ASU gear.
Tickets are priced at $40. Click here to purchase ticket. 
National Alumni Association Business Meeting 
2:30 PM | Student Center C-266, West Campus
Alumni Event
Please join the ASU National Alumni Association for its annual business meeting. Attendees are encouraged to wear their ASU gear. All alumni are invited to attend.

Saturday, April 6
Blue and Gold Scholarship Gala
6 PM | West Campus Arena
Community Event
The week will end with the ASU Foundation's Annual Blue and Gold Scholarship Gala on Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at the West Campus Arena. Additional information may be found here.