Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, Elmhurst University paid tribute to its sesquicentennial anniversary.About Our Anniversary
The pioneering spirit that led 14 students in 1871 to enroll in the Elmhurst Proseminary lives on today in Elmhurst University’s strong culture of innovation.
What is the heart and soul of Elmhurst University? It is embodied in our amazing students who are celebrated for their intellectual rigor, service to society and faith.
As we commemorate our sesquicentennial, let us be inspired by Reinhold Niebuhr’s pronouncement that nothing worthwhile can be accomplished in a lifetime. And so while we joyously celebrate our past, we also look to our future with unbridled anticipation and, above all else, the embodiment of hope for generations to come.
After thriving at Elmhurst, Amanda O’Brien ’21 is heading abroad to teach in France.
Men’s basketball coach John Baines continues to build on tradition.
Ayanna F. Brown guides students on their growth journey.
Browse our photo galleries and relive the excitement of our signature Sesquicentennial events.