To honor 100 years of changing lives and building strong communities, Webster University will recognize its centennial anniversary with a year-long celebration from September 2014 through November 2015. All Webster campus locations will participate in centennial festivities.
Webster’s Centennial is an opportunity to pause and remember the forward thinking nature of those who have come before us at Webster. It is an opportunity to celebrate how far we have come and the kind of institution we have grown into. It’s also a time to think of how our future will be defined and imagined as we move with intent into our second century focusing on:
Global innovation through inclusive leadership
Global, student-centered experiences
A network of academic and operational excellence
Strategic and sustainable development
Among the activities planned are a street party kickoff, charitable toy drive, film series, faculty lecture series, special speakers, an organized social media campaign featuring Webster trivia with prizes, and much more. The Centennial year will culminate in November 2015 with a closing public celebration and a private gala event.
We invite you to explore Webster’s unique history, from the laying of the first cornerstone for the University’s first building on Nov. 1, 1915, through the establishment of a campus in Ghana earlier this year. Schedules and more information about the centennial celebration can be found on this site. As the year progresses, more in-depth information will be posted here. You can also check out our interactive timeline about the first 100 years, see historic photos from Webster’s past, or follow events and comments on social media through the hashtag “Webster100.”