Founders Week

Founders Week, an academic festival held between the annual academic celebrations of Opening Convocation and Commencement, commemorates the first meeting of the Board of Trustees on Feb. 6, 1837, following the founding of Emory College.

In 2017, as Emory inaugurates Claire E. Sterk as the university's 20th president during the first week of February, the Founders Week schedule comprises an abbreviated version of customary activities. 

2017 Founders Week Schedule

Event
Date
Location
Details
Feast of Words Monday, Feb. 6 | 4 p.m. Jones Room, Woodruff Library An annual reception, hosted by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and sponsored by the AJC/Decatur Book Festival, showcases recent faculty books.
Distinguished Faculty Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 4 p.m. Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center Dr. Rafi Ahmed, GRA Eminent Scholar and Director of the Emory Vaccine Center, delivers this year's Distinguished Faculty Lecture, which is hosted by the Faculty Council.