Schedule of Events

Sesquicentennial Celebration Events Calendar 

Event   Day/Time

Pre- Anniversary Celebration


National Collegiate Honors Council and National African American Honors Programs

  November 8 - 13, 2017 
King Celebration 2017   January 15-29, 2017

Voice to the Voiceless Gallery Exhibition

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights Presents an Exhibition on Martin Luther King, Jr.  and Morehouse College.

Location: National Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., NW
Atlanta, GA


January 15, 2017

1:15 p.m.

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture and Conversation Series Program

Panel Discussion

Location: Bank of America Auditorium 


January 25, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

King Collection Open House and AUC-Wide Reading and Discussion

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Publication of Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Location: Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library


January 31, 2017


150th Anniversary Proclamation Day - City of Atlanta

Reception - 12 p.m. 

Presentation of Proclamation - 1 p.m.


February 6, 2017 


150th Anniversary Otis Moss Jr Oratorical Contest

  February 8, 2017  

10th annual Morehouse Marketing Conclave

This year's theme is “Monopoly: Entrepreneurship and Diversity and Inclusion.”


February 10, 2017

11 a.m.

Sesquicentennial Activities  


150th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Augusta

Location: Springfield Baptist Church

Speaker: Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. '79, 11th President of the College

Music by Morehouse College Glee Club 


February 12, 2017

11 a.m.

Morehouse vs. Clark Atlanta University Basketball Game 

Location: Frank L. Forbes Arena 

  February 13, 2017

Morehouse's Sesquicentennial Anniversary 

  February 14, 2017

“Show your Love” for Morehouse Day
International Giving Day


  February 14, 2017

Rising Stars in the Media featuring Morehouse Alumni in Media

Location: Bank of America 

Moderator: Ron Thomas, Director, Journalism and Sports Program 


February 15, 2017

7 p.m.

150th Founder's Day Convocation

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Morehouse College Campus

Speaker: Rep. Cedric Richmond '95, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus


February 16, 2017

10:45 a.m.

150th Anniversary Game Day Celebration 

Morehouse vs. Miles College Basketball Game 

Location: Franklin L. Forbes Arena 


February 16, 2017

7 p.m.

Morehouse College presents MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly
150th Anniversary Concert

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February 17, 2017

8 p.m.

Key Supporters Reception (By Invitation Only)   

February 17, 2017 

6 p.m.

Reflections of Excellence

Featuring 2017 Bennie and Candle Award Honorees

Location: Ray Charles Performing Arts Center 


February 18, 2017

11 a.m. 

29th Annual “A Candle in the Dark” Gala

Honoring our Sesquicentennial Bennie and Candle Award Recipients

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February 18, 2017

6 p.m.

Morehouse Founder's Day Worship Service 
at Spelman College with Friendship Baptist Church

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Claybon Lea Jr. '89
Pastor of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church


February 19, 2017

11 a.m.

Sesquicentennial Anniversary Glee Club Concert

Director Dr. David E. Morrow '80, Director
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center 


February 19, 2017   

4 p.m.   

Post- Anniversary Celebration

150th Anniversary Morehouse College Glee Club Spring Tour   March 10-25, 2017
Alumni Author’s Showcase and Book Signing   April 2017
2017 Innovators Expo   April 12, 2017
150th Anniversary Alumni Day Crown Forum   April 13, 2017

Sesquicentennial Torch Run for Morehouse (Adopt a Mile)

  May 19-21, 2017 

Living Legends Alumni Affinity Groups Mixer


May 19, 2017

5:30 p.m.

150th Anniversary Baccalaureate Service   May 20, 2017
150th Anniversary Commencement Exercises    May 21, 2017 
The House on the Vineyard Weekend 2017   August 10-12,2017
Sesquicentennial New Student Orientation Week    August 14-19, 2017

The 2017 Morehouse Golf Classic

Hosted by Baltimore Morehouse Alumni Association (BMAA)

  September 30, 2017
150th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration     October 2017 
Sesquicentennial Breast Cancer Awareness Walk    October 7, 2017 
Sesquicentennial WINGS (Women Inspiring New Generations)   November, 2017
National Association of African American Honors Program (NAAAHP)   November 9-12, 2017
Sesquicentennial Christmas Carol Concert 2017   December 2-4, 2017