Wooster's 150th Anniversary Celebration - Celebrate the Promise - 1866-2016

Wooster's 150th Celebration

Wooster's First 150 Years: A Timeline

The 2016-17 academic year marks the sesquicentennial of the founding of The College of Wooster, and the Scot faithful are celebrating.

On Oct. 21, the campus community came together for a celebration that included panel discussions with Wooster's past presidents and distinguished alumni, the opening of a student exhibit on the College's history, an all-campus dinner, a concert by the Scot Band, and fireworks. The Presidential Perspectives video is available online. You can also view the photo gallery and a 150th video recap of the events, and read the full text of the sermon preached by Rev. James Hudnut-Beumler ’80 at the close of the weekend.

On Nov. 18, 42 150th birthday parties were held in 38 cities across the United States and abroad. A very special “thank you” to the 90 alumni and friends who planned and hosted these sesquicentennial celebrations for our 1,552 registered guests!

And on Dec. 18, the College will partner with Main Street Wooster to host a special Founders Day event downtown, celebrating the strong and historic ties between the College and the City of Wooster.

There are also lectures, concerts, and other events throughout the year.

Professor Madonna Hettinger and two student research assistants have published a book of 150 images selected from the college’s archives, 150 Years - Through Students’ Eyes. There’s also a new, history-focused campus walking tour, developed by Hettinger and Katie Holt, associate professor of history and department chair.