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Celebrate Lawrence’s 175th Anniversary!

Giveaways! Trivia contest! Cookies! A birthday recital! Join the Lawrence community in celebrating our 175th anniversary on Founders Day Weekend, January 14 &15. This is the kick-off of a year-long celebration of our 175th year.

(In order to protect the health and safety of our community, we will be offering grab-and-go and virtual events to celebrate this incredible milestone.)

Founders Weekend Events

  • Friday, January 14 from 12:30-2 p.m. We’ll be kicking off with an event in Warch Campus Center.
    • The first 50 students to arrive will win some awesome Lawrence gear. All members of the community can pick up some swag, including a calendar, stickers, and a special anniversary sweet treat, and can write a birthday card to Lawrence. This is a grab-and-go event.
  • Friday, January 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. join Lawrentians from around the world for a special virtual trivia contest. (Advance registration required.)
  • Saturday, January 15 at 8 p.m., tune in for a very special virtual 175th Birthday Recital live streamed from the Chapel featuring performances from our talented Conservatory faculty.

Watch your email and the LU Insider for more information as the anniversary approaches and be sure to visit the 175th-anniversary webpage for historical content, a look at key moments in Lawrence history, and more information about these events.