February 21, 2011

It’s Commemoration Day—remember your JHU apparel

On Feb. 22, 1876, The Johns Hopkins University opened with the inauguration of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. This Tuesday, the Homewood campus will celebrate the 135th anniversary of this historic day.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Breezeway between 9 and 11 a.m. to pick up a Commemoration Day button and to visit the Glass Pavilion between noon and 2 p.m. for birthday cake and a walk down memory lane. Everyone is encouraged to show their school pride by sporting Johns Hopkins apparel as they view the exhibit of historical photographs and listen to student a cappella groups. Commemoration Day knit caps will be given out to the first 500 students wearing JHU attire (J-Card required).

The event is sponsored by Student Life, the Parents Fund and the Office of the Deans.