Our Alumni | Charter Day
Charter Day is our homecoming weekend, held in October each year to celebrate the signing of the Charter for the Academy of the New Church in 1877.
Charter Day 2013 will be on October 18. Festivities will take place from October 17-21, 2013.
Every year, traditional festivities include reunion events, our boys varsity football game, our Charter Day Banquet, and a golf outing fund-raiser for our student aid fund. The weekend begins with a visually-striking procession in which our students march from Benade Hall to a worship service in Bryn Athyn Cathedral, carrying banners that represent over a century of our alumni classes.
Thanks to all our volunteers, alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends, Charter Day 2012 went off smoothly again this year. Hundreds of alumni poured into town for the weekend's flurry of events. Athletic competitions suffered some losses and brought home some victories, and our alumni and friends demonstrated tremendous support for our schools, both by reaffirming their pride in our schools and through generous financial contributions. We are looking forward to a wonderful weekend in 2013.
To view a collection of Charter Day banners and ANC Yearbooks, visit the Swedenborg Library's digital collection.