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Golden Centennial Anniversary

2013-2014 Events and Celebrations


Welcome to the start of Judson’s Golden Centennial Anniversary Celebration. Major celebrations will kick off in earnest with Homecoming in September and the 50th anniversary of 1963 Dedication Day during Founders Day in October. Additional details will be announced as event dates approach.  Below is a general event calendar with dates and events.


From pioneer stories to fireworks, Judson's 2013 homecoming will be full of extra celebrations and surprises to commemorate our 50th anniversary. Check out the Homecoming page for details!

September 27-28, 2013

Presidential Installation

Join us for the Installation Of Dr. Gene C. Crume, Jr. as the sixth president of Judson University

October 24, 2013 - Herrick Chapel (3 p.m.)

Founders' Day

Founders' Day will be a day full of celebrating Judson's fifty years in Elgin and the 50th anniversary of 1963 Dedication Day.

October 25, 2013 - Herrick Chapel (10 a.m.)

Winter Commencement

December 2013

Spring Commencement - 50 Years

Commencement marking 50 years since Judson's first Commencement in Elgin

May 2014

Anniversary Book


Read all about Judson’s history and the people and events that have made Judson a wonderful community in a coffee-table edition of Judson’s Golden Centennial Anniversary Book. This history of Judson was written by Robert Bittner ‘82 with many stories contributed by alumni and key leaders.

Books are on sale now for $35 plus $7 for shipping and handling.


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