Bible icon Business icon Communication icon Education icon Languages icon Fine arts icon History icon International studies icon Nursing icon Social sciences icon Biology & environmental science icon Chemistry icon Criminal justice icon Engineering icon Exercise science icon Forensics icon Bachelor's to master's icon Math & computer science icon Professional preparation icon Undergraduate minors icon Email icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Apple icon Calendar icon Diploma icon Piggy bank icon Students icon

175 Years of Light

Waynesburg University's 175th Anniversary

Waynesburg University's 175th Anniversary logo

For generations, Waynesburg University has delivered on the promises made with the signing of the University’s Charter.

Today, as in the past, we continue to educate students with the character, courage, faith and compassion to shine brightly in these modern times.

The theme of this demisemiseptcentennial year is “175 Years of Light,” which focuses on honoring the University’s mission of faith, learning and service as well as its motto, “fiat lux,” or “let there be light,” with a special emphasis on Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” 

As part of the celebration, we will be hosting a special calendar of events starting in 2024 centered around this theme. This calendar will feature regularly occurring annual events centered around the 175th theme such as Charter Day, the Glenn A. and Jane L. Crosby Humanities Lectureship and Homecoming, as well as special additions specifically created to honor the milestone year.

We look forward to celebrating the past, present and future of Waynesburg University with you all in the coming year.

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” -Matthew 5:14

175th Fundraising Initiative

Consider a gift to the 175th Anniversary Fund, which will support our highest needs.

Limited-Edition 175th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

Gifts over $2,500 as part of the 175th Fundraising Initiative will receive a limited-edition 175th Anniversary commemorative coffee table book, featuring beautiful campus photography and inspirational quotes from past campus leaders and speakers. This will feature a list of all 175th Anniversary donors and will be available by spring 2025.

Celebrate 175 Years with Us

We're hosting a special Calendar of Events to commemorate this milestone anniversary. Take a look at what we have planned.

Upcoming News & Events