About Us

ses•qui•cen•ten•ni•al: n. a 150th anniversary or its celebration.

The University of Denver Sesquicentennial is a year filled with events, celebrations and community service marking the 150th anniversary of the University of Denver, which was founded in 1864. Throughout all of 2014, we invite friends, alumni, faculty and staff to honor the proud tradition of the University as we look to the next 150 years.

Our celebration includes:

  • More than 100 events ranging from academic lectures to concerts and galas
  • The new Pioneer Network, which brings together the more than 50,000 alumni and students who use LinkedIn to build a stronger, more connected DU community
  • The 1864 Service Challenge initiative, where alumni, students, faculty and staff will celebrate the University’s impact in the world by performing 186,400 hours of community service

Together, we celebrate the past century and a half of educating leaders who go on to make positive change in the world, both locally and globally. With a history that predates Colorado statehood, we’ve kept values deeply rooted in the local community. Our students, faculty and staff have played a major role in shaping what Denver has become today.

Our University family can take pride in knowing that we will continue to build upon our successes as we approach the next 150 years.

ses•qui•cen•ten•ni•al: n. a 150th anniversary or its celebration.

The University of Denver Sesquicentennial is a year filled with events, celebrations and community service marking the 150th anniversary of the University of Denver, which was founded in 1864. Throughout all of 2014, we invite friends, alumni, faculty and staff to honor the proud tradition of the University as we look to the next 150 years.

Our celebration includes:

  • More than 100 events ranging from academic lectures to concerts and galas
  • The new Pioneer Network, which brings together the more than 50,000 alumni and students who use LinkedIn to build a stronger, more connected DU community
  • The 1864 Service Challenge initiative, where alumni, students, faculty and staff will celebrate the University’s impact in the world by performing 186,400 hours of community service

Together, we celebrate the past century and a half of educating leaders who go on to make positive change in the world, both locally and globally. With a history that predates Colorado statehood, we’ve kept values deeply rooted in the local community. Our students, faculty and staff have played a major role in shaping what Denver has become today.

Our University family can take pride in knowing that we will continue to build upon our successes as we approach the next 150 years.