#CampbellDay Challenge | We did it!

February 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

It’s official: Campbell Day 2016 was the biggest engagement day in university history. That is because of you!

The Burt family challenged the Campbell community to reach five milestones in order for the university to receive $25,000 toward student scholarships. How did you do?

You reached – no, you exceeded! – all five milestones. All $25,000, plus all the other 193 gifts we received on Campbell Day, will go toward student scholarships. "That is great news!" the Burt family said. "We are very proud to be associated with such a great school." 


President Creed: When I call to mind J.A. Campbell, I think of opportunities

President J. Bradley Creed opened Campbell Day speaking before a group of students about Founding President J.A. Campbell’s enduring legacy and vision to create a school that was also a place of opportunities.

Storify: The opportunities Campbell created for me

Throughout the day, the Campbell community shared on social media how Campbell created opportunities for them.

Storify: Your Campbell Day 2016 posts

We also collected some of your #CampbellDay social media posts.

Founders Week Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 4

University History Trivia Night
7 p.m. | Rumley Center
Campbell librarian Steve Bahnaman proved himself as one of the smartest guys in America during his run on ABC’s “500 Questions” last summer. Thursday night the campus celebrity will head up our University Trivia Night, asking questions he has written about Campbell’s history. We'll have pizza and prizes.

Friday, Feb. 5

Highland Games
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Academic Circle
Be part of a team of 10 students and compete in Campbell’s version of a Scottish tradition. We'll play a modified version of the caber toss, tug-o-war, and have relay races, as well as other classic Scottish games. #CampbellFoundersWeek T-shirt will be distributed during the games, and we'll serve turkey legs. Sign up for the Highland Games.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Heritage Game (Men’s basketball hosts UNC-Asheville)
2 p.m. | Gore Arena
The first 500 students will receive the 2016 Founders Week edition of the Gaylord bobblehead, which looks a lot like Campbell Founding President J.A. Campbell. That’s fitting, because Athletics is also holding the second J.A. Campbell Look-A-Like Contest. Come dressed like our founding president for a chance to win a $250 cash prize. Scottish bagpipers will play before the game.

QUIZ: How well do you know Campbell University? 

Test your knowledge about Campbell University in this 10-question quiz:


Help us tell the Campbell story

Tag all other social media content related to this week's activities #CampbellFoundersWeek. We'll retweet and repost some of our favorites, and share a few on Campbell.edu.