As we look forward to the 200th anniversary of the College’s founding on January 21, 2019, a committee of faculty, staff, and students have been hard at work preparing an array of events to educate, commemorate, and celebrate the College’s history. This is a list of events that have been scheduled so far, and we will revise this document as new events and opportunities arise.

November 5-9, 2018
Tibetan monks on campus
Will create sand mandala in honor of the Bicentennial. MORE…

Founders Day: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Celebration Kick-off
We hope everyone not traveling abroad during Centreterm 2019 will plan to join us for an array of celebratory kick-off festivities on Founders Day, January 16, 2019. Beginning with a traditional convocation at 11:00, the day will also feature educational symposia in the afternoon, and a celebratory event and reception in the Norton Center that evening, including a screening of the student-produced Bicentennial documentary, a musical performance, and the unveiling of an archival photography exhibit.

January 21, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / Anniversary of Centre’s Founding
On-campus: Evening Convocation; Off-campus: Alumni Day of Service

February 7, 2019
Faculty and Staff Bicentennial Luncheon #1
“Working at Centre”

February 25, 2019
AEGON Gallery exhibit: “Curating Centre” (through March 29)

March 26, 2019
Faculty and Staff Bicentennial Luncheon #2
“Working with Students, Here and Abroad”

April 1, 2019
Downtown banners go up (up through Commencement)

April 23, 2019
Faculty and Staff Bicentennial Luncheon #3
“Trading Spaces: The Campus of Centre College”

April 26, 2019
Spring Campus Carnival
Festival and concert on campus.

May 19, 2019
Baccalaureate and Commencement

August 25, 2019
Opening Convocation

September 28, 2019
Family Weekend
DramaCentre play related to the Bicentennial.

October 1, 2019
Downtown banners go up (up through Homecoming)

October 12, 2019
Concluding celebration: Homecoming
Music festival on the lawn. Historical walking tours.



Gabriel Royal

January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

February 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm