Founders Day at The National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
American University’s 2019 Founders Day Ball will take place at The National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia on Feb. 23. The celebration, commemorating 126 years since the university’s founding, will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. It is sponsored by American University Student Government (AUSG), the Residence Hall Association, the Graduate Leadership Council, Student Media Board, and the American University Club Council.
The National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center is home to hundreds of air and spacecraft exhibits and to celebrate their anniversary, they will feature exhibits such as the Concorde, Space Shuttle Discovery, and the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird.
Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with free roundtrip transportation for all students. Additionally, students who choose to travel by Lyft can use the discount code that will be provided as more information about the event is released.
Free tickets for undergraduate students will become available on Jan. 28. In order to secure a ticket for the event, students must use their class specific code, that will be shared through email, and use it at their designated ticket time. There will be a waitlist for students who would like to attend the ball but did not receive a ticket. Those that do not receive a ticket can still celebrate by attending Founders Week events starting on Feb.16 until Feb.26.
AUSG will hold their 3rd annual Clawed’s Wearhouse in the Mary Graydon Center lounge. Clawed’s Wearhouse is open to all students and staff who are attending the ball and may not have the financial resources for formal attire or accessories. All members of the AU Community can donate gently used formal dresses, dress shirts, dress shoes, suits, ties, and accessories to Clawed’s Wearhouse at the Mary Graydon Center Information Desk.