Charter Day 2020


Charter Day 2020


Center Courtyard Activities

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!

Jonas Macapinlac
Tel: (671) 735-2944

  • Two (2) trolleys to go around Campus to various schools and activities
  • Two (2) vans to tour *Marine Lab & *WERI

Facilitated by AmeriCorps UOG Volunteer Center Members.

Marie Bermudez
Tel: (671) 735-2231
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Demonstrations
  • GUARNG displays
  • Knock Down Bottles, Face Painting, Recruiting and other activities

John Howerton
Tel: (671) 735-3000
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Courtyard #10 & CNAS Building

Campus Activities

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UOG Science Learning Center

Come check out UOG’s newly redesigned Science Learning Center where visitors can learn about Guam’s ecosystems and how it is all connected from our southern ridges (chain of mountains) down to our coral reefs. *Sponsored by the UOG Sea Grant program. 

Fran Castro / Phil Cruz
Tel: 689-7321 / 688-4732
Location: UOG Dean Circle, Building 36
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

  • Table Tennis & free popcorn
  • Poster displays

Sallie McDonald
Tel: 735-2233
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Student Center

3rd Annual Research Conference Exhibition

  • This exhibition will include works of art that reflect the conference theme Building Strength & Sovereignty in the Pacific. 

Dr. Velma Yamashita
Tel: (671) 735-2800
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: House #15, Dean's Circle

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 observation tanks and get up close and personal with some of the 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). To secure your spot, contact Dr. Atsushi Fujimura or Mikaella Ragazzo.

*Shuttle buses are provided at the top of the hill for transportations to the Marine Laboratory.

Dr. Atsushi Fujimura
Tel: 735-2190

Mikaella Ragazzo
Tel: 988-7482

Location: Marine Lab
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Legends of Our Islands

Please join us as we celebrate the "Legends of Our Islands" through storytelling and a book display highlighting legends throughout Micronesia. These books are a part of the MARC collection as well as UOG Publications.

Dorathina Herrero
Tel: (671) 735-2158
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 1st Floor, MARC Library

Tech Fest 2020: Bridging the Decade

The University of Guam has taken great steps to improve on its technology resources. The Office of IT / Computer Center will host the 2nd Annual Tech Fest that will showcase and feature modern technology through various interactive activities. This year’s theme is “Bridging the Decade,” where we will feature technology and activities that have changed over the past ten years. 




09:00AM to


  • Showcase and Special Tech Exhibits (All day)

  • Photo Booth (All day)
  • Caricature Artist (11:00AM to 2:00PM)


  • Virtual Reality

  • Build-A-PC Workshop (RSVP here)

  • Freeplay Computer Games



  • Exbhibit: Tech in the Last Decade

  • Augmented Reality

  • 3D Printing (Get a free 3D printed UOG Big G key chain while supplies last!)

11:00AM to


  • Scott Cahoon, Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

  • Topic: The Evolution of Cyber Threats



  • Topic: Cybersecurity in Today's Higher Education

  • Speakers: Steven Centino

  • Information Security Office



  • Topic: How to Make Your Internet Faster

  • Speakers: Jose Santiago & David Gogue

  • Network Operations Center

Visit the Tech Fest website for more information

Chrisleen Eungel
Tel: 735-2635
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Computer Center Bldg.

  • Book sale in after hour study room
  • Library Group Tours of facility. Group must have adult chaperone.

Ian Baes
Tel: 735-2322
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: RFK Library

The Triton Store will be hosting an Open House.

Tony Villanueva
Tel: 735-2394
Time: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Student Center

The Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) will be hosting a virtual tour of aquifer.

Dr. Chris Yeo
Tel: 735-2685
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (30 minute sessions)

Schools and Colleges Activities

41st Annual Research Conference: Building Strength & Sovereignty in the Pacific

Friday, March 6, 2020

  • The University of Guam College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Annual Research Conference is a multidisciplinary research conference platform for local, regional, and global scholars, scientists, visual and theatrical artists, and students to share their research and experiences. The committee accepts a range of proposals that include presentations of academic papers, illustrated talks, interactive panels and demonstrations, engaging performances and informative poster sessions. The objective of the Annual Research Conference is to provide a forum for intellectual engagement and discussions on issues related and unique to Oceania, a global resource endowed with significant ecological and cultural diversity. 

Inachá’igen Fino’ CHamoru 2020 (2020 CHamoru Language Competition) 

Theme:  I FINO’ CHAMORU: I Hila’ Nåna U Su’on Hit Mo’na (The CHamoru Language: The Mother Tongue Will Move Us Forward) 

Location: UOG CLASS Lecture Hall
Time: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Competition in the following categories will take place:
  • Elementary Schools: Storytelling
  • Middle Schools: Oratorical and Poetry Recitation
  • High Schools: Oratocial and Poetry Recitation


Location: Calvo Field House
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Competition in the following categories will take place:
  • 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
  • Kånta CHamorita and Song and Dance

CLASS Activities on Charter Day

  • The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will open their doors on Charter Day. Scheduled tours to areas in CLASS will be available.  Some of these venues include: 
    • Isa Psychological Services Center - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • UOG DEAL Writing Center - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • The Green Screen Room

Geography Program Open House

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 207, Humanities and Social Sciences Building
  • Topics:
    • Majoring in Geography
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Remote Sensing


Dr. Velma Yamashita
Tel: (671) 735-2800

Animal and Natural Resources

  • Displays on Rhino Beetle, Insects, Microscope for Plants and Insects, Guides for Growing Vegetables, and Produce and Animals. 

Chemistry Titration Competition

  • Chemistry program will again host the Chemistry Titration competition this year. Eight local high schools will be competing in this event.
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: The competition venue is SC230 but the following rooms will be used for judging and assembly: SC120, SC121, SC221.


8:30 – 8:45 am Opening Remarks: Dr. Lee Yudin, Dean of CNAS (SC120)
8:45 – 8:55 am Welcome and Introduction: Dr. John Limtiaco
8:55 – 9:15 am Experiment and Calculation: Dr. Tedros Bezabeh
9:15 12:30 pm Competition (in Laboratory SC230)
Final Set up announcement: Ms Karla Wang
9:30am – 1:30 pm Judging
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch (SC121)
1:30 – 2:00 pm Awards Ceremony/Closing (SC120)

Family 4H Food and Nutrition

  • Displays on Youth Development, Health Rocks, Reef Management, Fishery Workshops, Eating Smart and Being Active, Food Safety/Processing/Environmental Health, Guam EPA, US Coast Guard, and Guam Auxiliary. 

Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC)

  • Displays on Plant Seedlings, Weevils, Farm Equipment, and Aquaculture (tilapia and shrimp).             

Luke Fernandez
Tel: (671) 735-2091
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: CNAS / Sciences Building

Information Centers

  • Where: SBPA Atrium

Cris Toves
Tel: (671) 735-2538
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Literacy Corner Activity, Football Toss/Obstacle Course Training Activity, Dunk Booth, and Face Painting 

Jessica Urbano
Tel: (671) 735-2440
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

U24 PICCAH Grant: Information & flyer table on Cardiometabolic Health Rearch, including diabetes and heart disease. Health Science Program: Locomotive Syndrome Assessment: Stand Up test.

All events will be in the School of Health rotunda from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Lynn Aguon
Tel: (671) 735-2650
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Health Science Bldg.


David Okada
Chief Planning Officer
Charter Day Committee Chairperson


Jonas Macapinlac
Director of Integrated Marketing Communications


57th Student Government Association
Tel: (671) 735-2222