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Founder’s Day Convocation

Published date: March 12, 2020

Founder’s Day Convocation

Out of an abundance of caution, Virginia State University will cancel some of the scheduled events to observe Founder's Day on Thursday, March 12, 2020. 


The Founder’s Day Convocation scheduled for 10 am, the Return to Serve at 2 pm, and the Founder’s Day Scholarship Soiree at 6 pm events have been canceled. Other events, The Laying of the Wreath Ceremony at Blandford Cemetery scheduled at 8:30 am, and the Flag Ceremony on the front lawn of Virginia Hall at 9 am, will take place as scheduled. 


We invite the entire VSU Campus Community to join us as we pause to recognize the legacy of our Founder, Delegate Alfred W. Harris. 


Revised Founder's Day Schedule Thursday, March 12, 2020

8:30 am Laying of the Wreath   As Scheduled

9:00 am Flag Ceremony   As Scheduled

10:00 am Founder's Day Convocation CANCELED

2:00 pm Return to Serve CANCELED

6:00 pm Scholarship Soiree CANCELED


The University remains proactive in protecting the health of all of our constituents. We continue to follow the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to align our plans with the most current recommendations from experts.