This year’s Charter Day welcomes Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara as speaker and commemorates the 171st anniversary of the signing of the charter for Rockford University. The annual event typically includes an academic procession of faculty in traditional robes depicting their rank, with stoles representing their respective alma maters and degrees.
Subarea:Rockford East State
Directions: Rockford University Clark Arts Center (Cheek Theatre, Maddox Theatre, Art Gallery) - 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108 - The main entrance to Rockford University is at 5050 East State Street. Easier access to the Clark Arts Center (Maddox Theater, Cheek Theater and Art Gallery) is from the back entrance of the campus off Turner Street. The first building to come into view is the Clark Arts Center with public parking lots on the left.