Charter Day


Charter Day, Bryn Athyn College’s homecoming weekend, is held in October of each year to celebrate the signing of the Charter in 1877.

Charter Day 2016: Friday, October 14

Festivities will take place from Thursday, Oct. 13 through Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

Every year, traditional festivities include Bryn Athyn College reunion events, Alumni Open House, Young Alumni Mixer, Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser, Charter Day Banquet, and a golf outing fundraiser for our Student Scholarship Fund. The weekend begins with a visually-striking procession in which our students march from the Brickman Center to a worship service and address in Bryn Athyn Cathedral, led by the country flags of our International Student Organization.


Event Schedule from Charter Day 2015

Please view some of the Bryn Athyn College specific events below:

  • 9:00am-2:00pm – Bryn Athyn College Book Store open, Swedenborg Library
  • 10:15am – ANCSS and Bryn Athyn College Students, Faculty and Corporation procession to Bryn Athyn Cathedral
  • 10:30am – Charter Day Service and Address at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm – Bryn Athyn College Kite Day at North Campus (behind Cairnwood Village)
  • 8:00-10:00pm – Bryn Athyn College Alumni Open House at the Brickman Center
  • 9:30pm – College Social Event-Blacklight Volleyball at Childs Hall Court (Asplundh Field House in case of rain).
  • 10:00pm – Bryn Athyn College Young Alumni Event at at C&S Club. Sponsored by the Bryn Athyn College Alumni Association.
  • 9:00am-12:00pm – Bryn Athyn Bounty Farm Market. Located between the BAC Garden and Jungé Pavilion. Bryn Athyn Bounty is sponsored jointly by the College and the Secondary Schools.
  • 9:00am – Bob Eidse Run/Walk at Asplundh Field House. Registration 8:00-8:45am; Run begins promptly at 9:00am.
  • 11:30-1:30pm – Charter Day Chili Cook-off & Carnival at the TBD. Bring your family to taste and vote on the best chili in town, test your luck bingo and raffles. Proceeds support the Student Scholarship Fund for ANC Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College.
  • 2:00pm – Bryn Athyn College Men’s Soccer vs. Morrisville State
  • 7:00-9:00pm – Charter Day Banquet in the Asplundh Field House; Doors open at 6:30 pm. Choice of meat or vegetarian entrée. Business casual attire. Tickets $30 each, must be pre-purchased by October 6. Please note, tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are limited to 350 attendees.
  • 9:00pm-12:30am – Mix & Mingle at Cairnwood. 21 and up only. All class reunions and friends invited. Musical entertainment provided; light refreshments, wine and beer included. Enter to win exciting raffle drawings. All-inclusive tickets $25; designated driver tickets $15. Proceeds support the Student Scholarship Fund for ANC Secondary Schools and Bryn Athyn College
  • 1:00pm – Bryn Athyn College Men’s Soccer vs. Cazenovia College
  • 10:30am-8:30pm – Student Scholarship Golf Outing at Philmont Country Club. Lunch, golf, dinner, and raffle. Shotgun start at noon.