Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence
Our sesquicentennial celebration is more than recognizing chronological years. It’s about appreciating that this institution was created, not by accident but by divine providence, with a singular mission— to be a tool to help uplift African Americans. Our founders recognized that the education of Black people would not merely survive but that graduates to come would thrive. Fueled by our mission, we also recognize the significant milestones in our history— including both the growth in and on our campus but also by way of the individuals who have matriculated through this institution.
And over these 150 years, some unique experiences have taken place on campus and have had lasting effects on the Golden Lion family and the entire state and country. So, for this 150th anniversary, we will be centered around these three themes--mission that birthed our institution, the significant milestones in place and people, and lasting memories that were made and will continue to be made.
We look forward to celebrating our beloved #DearMother with you! Share your memories on social using #UAPB150.
Calendar of Events
Founders' 2023 Celebration | April 17-23, 2023
(Please check back for more event information)
April 17, 2023
Campus Kickoff | 11 am | W.E. O'Bryant Bell Tower
April 20, 2023 Founders' Honors & Award Convocation | 10 am | HPER Building (Online at UAPB-TV
April 21, 2023 Chris Robinson's Golf Tournament | 8 am | PB Country Club. Contact Lia Jenkins 870-575-7950/Amanda Kirklin 870-575-7949 for Registration
April 21, 2023 UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Board of Directors Mtg | 1-4 pm | Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library (Multipurpose Room), 600 S. Main Street
April 21, 2023 Alumni and Student Reception | 4-6 pm | UAPB/AM&N Ntl. Alumni Association, 27 Watson Blvd.
April 22, 2023 Black and Gold Weekend State of Athletics | 11 am | Simmons Bank Field
April 22, 2023 Black and Gold Weekend Game | 1 pm | Simmons Bank Field
April 23, 2023 Sunrise Service & Alumni Breakfast | 8:00 am | STEM Conference Center (Online at UAPB-TV
April 23, 2023 Benjamin Pruitt Dedication Concert | 3:00 pm | Location TB Announced
April 23, 2023
Fireworks by SGA | Simmons Bank Field | Time TB Announced
Spring Commencement | May 6, 2023
Southern Heritage Classic | September 9, 2023
Homecoming Game | October 21, 2023