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Rockford University Forum Series: Charter Day Speaker Mayor Tom McNamara

02/13/2018 6:00 pm

ROCKFORD — Rockford University’s Spring 2018 Forum Series continues with a special keynote address from the city’s new mayor, Tom McNamara, to commemorate the 171st anniversary of the signing of the school’s charter on Monday, Feb. 26.

Charter Day Convocation 
Monday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m.
Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center 

This year’s Charter Day welcomes Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara as special speaker and commemorates the 171st anniversary of the signing of the charter for Rockford University. The annual event typically includes an academic procession of faculty in traditional robes depicting their rank, with stoles representing their respective alma maters and degrees.

With the exception of Performing Arts events, the Forum Series is free of charge. Events take place on the Rockford University campus, 5050 East State Street, Rockford. Tickets are required and can be obtained by contacting the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or

This semester’s Forum Series continues through late April. View the full lineup at