150 Years

Syracuse University Hall of Languages with 150 Years of Impact signifier and the title

Syracuse University has never been bound by convention or the status quo. What is at first audacious to the world is just right for us.

And that's always been our point of pride. Our founders created a place that embraces leaders of all kinds and emboldens them to get to the future first. As we stand at the forefront of what's next and look back, we're reminded to make the most of every moment then, now and always.


150 Days of Service

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A Historic Milestone

Since 1870, Syracuse University has upheld the idea that “brains and heart shall have a fair chance” at achieving a University degree. We were pioneers in recognizing women’s achievements, the academic validity of the fine arts, the emergence of information studies and the importance of educational opportunities that serve veterans. Our founding values are embedded in 150 years of educational innovation, expansion, discovery and change.

See a timeline of events in Syracuse University's 150 years of history.

Honor the Past

University Union Brings Big-Name Musicians

Since 1962, the student-run programming board has been uniting the campus through entertainment while giving young leaders a chance to gain professional skills.

Embrace the Present

An Empowered Community Says Yes to Education

Syracuse University’s participation in a unique communitywide partnership opens doors of opportunity to local students, reinforcing the power of innovation in education.

Impact the Future

Immersive Media Meets Experiential Learning in Extended Reality Research

Across the University’s schools and colleges, students and faculty are exploring the potential applications of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality and the ways these technologies can make a positive impact.


Dive into the University's history and rediscover the legacy of impact.


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SU Press

Purchase Forever Orange, a new book celebrating Syracuse University's 150-year history. Take advantage of special pricing through Oct. 31 with code ORANGE150.

Events Calendar

View a full list of 150th anniversary events.

Make an Impact

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