Global Toast #JUTOAST

JU Global Toast  

We invite all Dolphin alumni, families and friends to "gather, give, toast & post" during Charter week using #JUtoast.
  • GATHER with Dolphin friends in person or online
  • GIVE of your time through volunteerism during Charter Week. Participate in our Jacksonville projects with students, faculty, staff and future Phins, or get involved in your local community (sporting your JU Gear!)
  • TOAST your alma mater - raise a glass to celebrate JU's birthday
  • POST your selfies of toasts and service projects on social media using #JUtoast and #JUgives

JU Toast Collage

Click here for photos from the 2017 JU Global Toasts

Click here for photos from the 2015 JU Global Toasts

Click here for photos from the 2014 JU Global Toasts

What is Global Toast?

JU's Global Toast our way of encouraging all JU friends and family to come together and raise a glass in honor of the University’s birthday. You can get together as a group of Dolphins or simply send us a selfie from your office, living room, or the best local haunt in your city throughout the day using #JUtoast. Click here​ to join the JU Global Toast group on Facebook.

Why April 16th?​

On April 16, 1934 Jacksonville University (originally known as WM. J. Porter University) signed its charter. In those early days, students were schooled in practices of law, arts and sciences, literature, language and commerce. The founder’s charter envisioned “the study of the principles and practices of law,” it also envisioned four degrees: bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of science in commerce, and bachelor of laws. This was hardly a modest proposal. School officials decided to scale plans down to a two- year program, a junior college rather than a university. That first academic year the school decided to operate as Porter University, and then commence the second year as Jacksonville Junior College- but without officially changing its name by amending the original charter. JU began to forge its values and build a strong University.

Students and Alumni

If you're a student, a GOLD Phin (Graduate Of the Last Decade) or you graduated 50 years ago, Global Toast in honor of Charter Day is for you. You're not just a Dolphin for your college years; you're a Dolphin for life!

You're a part of the Alumni Association... this is your chance to connect with JU alumni around the world. The connections you can make are infinite, so spread the word and who knows who you might be clinking your glass with.