St. John’s University will celebrate its 150th Anniversary during the 2020-2021 academic year, starting in September 2020 and ending in June 2021. This anniversary provides the University a unique opportunity to honor its past, celebrate its present, and build its future.
The theme for the year-long celebration, which allows the University to honor all aspects of its mission, is “150 Years: Faithful to the Mission.”
This theme, along with the anniversary logo, will be incorporated into all programming, activities and communications associated with and held during the sesquicentennial celebration.
The 150th Anniversary Celebration will be used to tell St. John’s compelling story of providing an intellectual and moral education to all people, embodying the spirit of compassionate concern, and encompassing our diversity which is enriched by a mixture of cultures.
The following principles will be used to determine the content, programming, and purpose of programming, communications and activities associated with the 150th Anniversary Celebration.
Additionally, the all initiatives should reflect St. John’s core values of Truth, Love, Respect, Opportunity, Excellence and Service and be closely aligned with the four Strategic Priorities identified by President Gempesaw in his investiture address in 2014: