Charter Day 2019


Charter Day 2019




Join us for the Welcoming Ceremony starting at 9 a.m.

The Center Courtyard will be filled with great entertainment options! Explore the hut competition and enjoy live dance performances, music, games, an obstacle course, and delicious food all day long! 

Come and enjoy exciting demonstrations from our own Triton Warrior Battalion at the campus courtyard and visit our face painting booth that will be located in at the Agriculture and Life Science building. Everyone is welcome to come view and handle weapons on display at the demonstration tent.

Face Painting Booth: 9:00-3:00

Demonstration times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00

Weapons display from 9:00-2:30

*Spectators please be advised that blank ammunition and pyrotechnics that include artillery simulators, grenade simulators, and smoke grenades will be in use.

John Howerton
Tel: 734-3000, 735-2541, or cell: 858-ROTC (7682)
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Courtyard #10 and ALS Building



Campus Tours

  • Two Trolleys
  • Bus Arrival (9 a.m.)
  • Tour Guides Volunteers: Students from FY101 Class and Staff
  • Two vans to go down Marine Lab and WERI

Download the Campus Tour Schedule (PDF 1.8 mb)


Diana Sablan, Coordinator
Tel: 735-2291/90 or cell 686-9811
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Field House

The University of Guam has taken great steps to improve on its technology resources. The Office of IT / Computer Center will conduct the University's first ever TechFest that will showcase and feature modern technology through various interactive activities. For more information, visit the TechFest website here.

Våni Isidro
Tel: 735-2635
Time: 9 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Location: Computer Center Bldg.

RFK Library Book Sale

The RFK Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and will hold its annual Charter Day Book Sale in the after-hours room. Guided tours of the library are available and must be scheduled ahead of time.

Shane Santos / Roland San Nicolas
Tel: 735-2341
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: RFK Library

Marine Lab Tours

Visitors will be introduced to some of Guam’s marine life while tour guides highlight some of the ongoing research happening at the lab. Guests will have a chance to visit our touch tanks and get up close and personal with some of the (harmless and docile) critters that call our reefs home.
We anticipate that tours will last approximately 30 minutes each. Reservations are recommended as seats are limited (24 max per time slot).

*** Shuttle busses are provided at the top of the hill for transportations to both Marine Laboratory and WERI. ***


Dr. Atsushi Fujimura
Tel: 735-2190
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
Location: Marine Lab

Water & Environmental Research Institute (WERI)

Video Presentations: “Extremely Loud and Dangerous Things” / “Virtual Aquifer Tour”
Presenters: Dr. Mark Lander and Dr. Nathan Habana
Four 30-minute sessions, 24 people maximum per session

Take a dive into the 3-D virtual aquifer and learn about our most valuable renewable resource: the Northern Guam Lens Aquifer. Then prepare yourself for videos of extreme weather and loud and dangerous things (tornadoes, typhoons, exploding asteroids, rocket launches, close-up lightning strikes, monster trucks in mud).

Dr. Nathan Habana/Norma Blas
Tel: 735-2685/88
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: WERI Conference Room
Reservations Required: Call 735-2685/88 or email Mallary Duenas at or Norma Blas at

*** Shuttle busses are provided at the top of the hill for transportations to both Marine Laboratory and WERI. ***

Art Exhibit:

I Tano, I Tasi, yan I Taotao siha: Boundaries, Balance, and Behaviors Exhibition

Dr. Velma Yamashita
Tel: 735-2965
Location: #15 Dean’s Circle
Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fa'nu'i yan Sångan - Show and Tell

Story time, book display and book sale of our published children's books.

Guest Speaker, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Graphic artist, Maria Cristobal, will discuss the designing of books!



Dorathina Herrero
Tel: (671) 735-2158
Location: MARC Library, 2nd Floor Lobby
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

See the latest designs, merchandise, and UOG logo gear at the Triton Store! See something you like but can't find the right color or size? Visit TritonStore.GU to find what you like!

Tony Villanueva
Tel: 735-2934
Time: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Student Center

The Enrollment Management & Student Success Office and AmeriCorps will have information booths where you can learn about student organizations, student government, leadership programs and activities, and more!

Beat the heat and cool down at the Student Center with table tennis and FREE popcorn!

Sallie McDonald - 735-2233
Cyaundra Shimizu - 735-2271

Charlene Bitlaol - 735-2231
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

KPRG will host an open house on Charter Day.

Dave Lopez
Tel: 486-7179
Location: Dean Circle: House #13
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



KULU, The Giant Inflatable Colon (UOG Cancer Research Center)

Walk through KULU, the 20-foot-long inflatable colon! Learn about colorectal cancer, which ranks third among the number of cancer cases on Guam.

Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult. Receive a small gift if you're 18 or over and participate in a pretest-posttest study during the walk-through.

Dr. Tressa Diaz
Tel: 735-0355
Location: EC Building Atrium
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Guam Cancer Care

Guam Cancer Care will have a display area to promote cancer screening and early detection. Receive a Guam Cancer Care wristband when you visit the display. Cancer Risk Assessment surveys will be taken as well.

Nona Perez
Tel: 969-2223
Location: EC Building Atrium
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Isla Center for the Arts

Art Exhibit: 
I Tano, I Tasi, yan I Taotao siha: Boundaries, Balance, and Behaviors Exhibition

Dr. Velma Yamashita
Tel: 735-2965
Location: #15 Dean’s Circle
Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

See specimens of local animal and natural resources. Check out displays on Rhino Beetle, Insects, Microscope for Plants and Insects. Learn more on growing produce and animals on island.

Visit the 4H Food and Nutriton booth to explore youth development programs on health, reef management, fishery workshops, nutriton, exercise, food safety, and environmental health. Meet representatives from Guam EPA, the U.S. Cost Guard, and Guam Auxiliary.

The Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC) will have displays on plant seedlings, weevils, farm equipment, and aquaculture.


Jesse Bamba and Pheobe Wall
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: CNAS Building and Sciences Building 1st Floor Room: 110/101

See the ALS map here.

Annual High School Chemistry Titration Competition


Dr. Tedros Bezabeh
Tel: (671)  735-2784

SBPA Outreach Partners Display Tables


8 a.m. to 12 noon

Cris Toves
Tel: 735-2538
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Leon Guerrero Building

School of Education Activities

*SOE Activities are geared toward K-5 students.

Learn how to weave from Chief!

Sponsored by: SOE Staff
Location: SOE 103

Storytelling Activity

Sponsored by: Dr. Green's class
Location: SOE 104A

Children's Craft Activity

Sponsored by: Dr. Green's class
Location: SOE 104B

Educational & Cultural Obstacle Course

Sponsored by: UOG - GEMS Student Organization
Location: Outside SOE building

Joann Diego
Tel: 735-2442
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn about the new School of Engineering! Talk to professors about curriculum and upcoming projects!

Dr. Ujwalkumar D. Patil
Tel: 735-2761
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: In front of RFK Library

Tour the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Learning Resource Center. Watch as nursing students bring the health care profession to life with SIM mom, SIM baby, and SIM man.

Get your blood pressure monitored and take a blood glucose test on your visit.

Jocelyn Aguon
Location: Health Science Bldg.
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon



Join us for the FINAL event in the 2019 President's Cup Competition: THE WILD CARD! 
  • Meet at the SBPA Field at 2 p.m. on March 12 to drop in on the fun.

Click here for more information on the President's Cup Competition.

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 

Annual Research Conference  March 7-8, 2019

Theme:  I Tano, I Tasi, yan I Taotao siha: Boundaries, Balance, and Behaviors

Thursday, March 7, 5pm-9pm

  • ARC Slam Poetry Contest
  • CLASS Lecture Hall

Friday, March 8, 9am-4pm

  • Keynote: Erik Nelson
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • International Women's Day display and table top presentations in atrium 

Annual Charter Day 2K/5K Run on March 10

The Annual Charter Day 2K/5K will be held on Sunday, March 10. Showtime is 5:15 a.m and Go Time is 5:00 a.m. at the Calvo Field House. Enjoy awesome raffle prizes and free T-shirts to the first 200 finishers!

How to Register

    1.  Fill out the attached registration form and submit it to the UOG Athletics Office
    2. Register and pay online here.
    3. Register at Hornet Sporting Goods in Tamuning. 

Race Routes

This year, the race route DOES NOT INCLUDE the Marine Lab hill.



For more information, contact the Athletics Office at 735-2862 or email Doug Palmer at

Inacha'igen Fino' CHamoru

Annual CHamoru Language Competition

March 11 and 12

Theme: I Fino' CHamoru: Lina'la', Guinaiya yan Pas

  • Elementary Schools: Drawing, K-2 Children’s Choir and 3-5 Children’s Choir
  • Middle Schools: Choral Reading, Essay and Chant
  • High Schools: Proficiency, Dramatic Cultural Interpretation, Individual Singing – Male, Individual Singing – Female, Kåntan CHamorita and Song and Dance

Dr. Michael Bevacqua
Tel: 735-2800

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Field House


David Okada
Chief Planning Officer
Charter Day Committee Chairperson

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