Founders Day

Found in: Events and Observances, Preferred spelling

Jan. 27, although the celebration at UGA is sometimes scheduled for a nearby and more convenient day. Commemorates the Georgia General Assembly’s approval of UGA’s charter on Jan. 27, 1785, in Savannah, creating the first state-chartered university in the U.S.

Note that the preferred style has been changed to plural and is no longer plural possessive.