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150th Anniversary

Celebrating 150 Years of Hands-On Learning. Hands-On Living.

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Wilmington College celebrated its sesquicentennial – 150 years of providing a value-based education to thousands of students from around the world. Our College community celebrated the trials and obstacles that the College has overcome. It was a year of reflection for the faculty and staff whose passion sustained the College through good times and bad. Alumni had the chance to recall the unique memories and relationships that were created while at Wilmington College. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrated all the way until September of 2021. Thank you to all who contributed or attended in our celebration.

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Merchandise & Commemorative Book

150th branded t-shirts, mugs, window decals, and pins are available, as well as our 200-page, commemorative coffee table book, Wilmington College: Celebrating 150 Years.

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150 Stories for 150 Years

As part of the College’s 150th anniversary celebration, we want to highlight slices of life from the memories of alumni and friends, and glimpses into their WC experience by inviting you to share favorite memories. Many of these will be selected for publication in The LINK magazine and highlighted on this page.


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The celebration will conclude with a bang during Homecoming & Alumni Reunion Weekend 2021. Until then, connect with us on social media and update your information so that we can share exciting opportunities tied to the 150th Anniversary with you.

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Celebrating 150 Years…

In celebration of our sesquicentennial, Wilmington College will publish a coffee table book featuring highlights of the College’s history as well as photos. Ordering instructions will be posted when they become available.

In the meantime, enjoy this photo slideshow. You may navigate through the photos by hovering over the photo and clicking the arrows that appear on the right and left. You may also view the album.