A Fuller Telling: Next Steps

Our inclusive history work reinforces our commitment to academic excellence and our shared values of student growth, inclusivity and equity, ethical engagement, and the pursuit of knowledge. These shared values call us to negotiate the tensions in our past as foundational work to becoming a thriving intercultural community and to prepare our students to be agile critical thinkers able to navigate difficult conversations and understand the world as it has been to shape a better future.

The Burying Ground Memorialization Committee is engaging a range of stakeholders in discussions about memorializing the enslaved burying ground located on what is now our campus and the history of this land, including its sustained intersections with enslavement. 

Please join us at a session to share your ideas on the design of the memorial.

Exploring Design Concepts

Wednesday, October 13, 5:30-7 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons 305 Register
Wednesday, October 20, 9:30-11 a.m. via Zoom Register
Wednesday, October 20, 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom Register

Exploring Design Concepts, Part 2

Friday, November 12, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. via Zoom Register
Tuesday, November 16, 9–10:30 a.m. via Zoom Register
Wednesday, November 17, 6:30–8:00 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons 305 Register


The University’s Naming Principles Commission and the Burial Ground Memorialization Committee hosted a special conversation on September 10, When the Past is Present: Perspectives on Campus Naming and Memorializing University History. View the recording here.