Founders' Week

In 1867, the Rev. S.C. Alexander and the Rev. W. L. Miller saw the need to establish an institution Charlotte, N.C. On April 7, at a meeting of the Catawba Presbytery in the old Charlotte Presbyterian Church, the movement for the school was formally agreed upon, and the Biddle Memorial Institute was founded.


Schedule of Events

Information on the events commemorating the founding of our University.


Arch of Triumph Gala

The Eighth Annual Arch of Triumph Gala will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014


University History

Learn more about the rich history of Johnson C. Smith University and the individuals who helped JCSU become the proud institution of higher education it is today.


The host hotel for Founders' Day Weekend will be the Westin Charlotte.

A look at our leaders over our long history.