Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lycoming College to celebrate Charter Day

Lycoming College will celebrate the 202nd anniversary of the signing of its charter on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Recreation Center. The charter for the Williamsport Academy, one of Lycoming’s predecessor institutions, was received April 2, 1811.

During the Charter Day activities, a ceremony will be held to honor President James Douthat and his wife, Emily, for their 24 years of service to the College. Douthat will retire June 30 as the College’s 14th president. There also will be a lunch buffet for students, faculty and staff.

Proclamations will be presented by the Student Senate, Alumni Association Executive Board, faculty and local legislators, including U.S. Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Cogan Station; state Sen. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township; and state Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport; and Williamsport Mayor Gabriel J. Campana.

The Other Guys, Lycoming’s all-male a cappella group, will perform, and the College’s Greek Week winners will be announced during the event.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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