Hobbit Day Readings 2019

Gandalf reading in Moria
Join Signum for our annual Hobbit Day Readings and Annual Fund Kick-Off!


Dr. Corey Olsen – suit and tie
Corey Olsen
University President; Board Member Ex Officio; Lecturer


September 22, 2019 - 4:30 pm EDT


September 22, 2019 - 7:00 pm EDT

Join Dr. Corey Olsen on Hobbit Day (Sept. 22) at 4:30pm ET to launch the 2019 Annual Fund Campaign. Dr. Olsen will be reading a selection from Tolkien. He may also be joined by other members of the Signum community to read selections from other speculative fiction authors.

During the broadcast, Dr. Olsen will also provide more information about special events happening throughout the campaign period (Sept. 22 – Oct. 19), as well as offering a short, general update about Signum’s growth over the last year. Note that a more in-depth State of the University address will be given later in the campaign.

Register for the Hobbit Day Reading

Why Hobbit Day?

Hobbit Day is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and it has become a sort of observance among Tolkien fans as a day of celebration for all things Hobbity. Some folks include the entire calendar week in which Hobbit Day falls as Tolkien Week to celebrate all of Tolkien’s works.

For Signum University, Hobbit Day has become the day that we traditionally launch our annual fundraising campaign. Given that Signum’s founder and president dubs himself The Tolkien Professor, there hardly seems a likelier day to begin the festivities!


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