Widener Flag celebrating 200 Years reads Widener University Historic. Future.

Celebrating 200 Years (1821-2021)

Since our founding 200 years ago, the institution we now call Widener University has evolved and adapted to the times and needs of our students. As we prepare to venture into our next 200 years, we invite you to join us as we reflect upon our past, celebrate our present, and build the Pride of our future.

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The History of the University

The Bullock School. The Alsop School. Hyatt’s Select School for Boys. Delaware Military Academy. Pennsylvania Military Academy. Pennsylvania Military College. PMC Colleges. Widener College. Widener University.

View over 130 pictures and documents depicting the history of Widener and its predecessor institutions from 1821 to the present.


Stories of Our Past. Visions for Our Future.

Coming Soon

Watch for the Fall 2021 issue of the Widener Magazine, dedicated to the university's bicentennial and to the theme of staying connected. 

Upcoming Events During Our Bicentennial Year

Widener University Old Main Dome

Share Your Memories

Widener's 200-year history is built on the experiences and achievements of our community. What is your favorite Widener memory? We want to hear from you. 

Resources to Celebrate

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Download the 200th Zoom Background

Reaching this milestone anniversary in 2021 definitely warrants a special bicentennial Zoom background. Download the image by right-clicking the download link and selecting "Save As." 

Two shirts featuring the Widener bicentennial logo - one short sleeves in royal blue; the other long sleeves in navy

Purchase 200-Year Merchandise

Wear your bicentennial pride on your sleeve! Purchase short-sleeved, long-sleeved, and sweatshirts featuring our 200th logo at our online widenergear.com site. You can also purchase a special commemorative bicentennial blanket in our bookstore on campus. 

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Join the bicentennial celebration on social media by sharing your favorite memories and moments. Use #Widener200 and tag the university for a chance to have your posts and photos featured on our social platforms.

Download the 200th Commemorative Logo

Widener bicentennial logo against a dark blue background and the words "Historic. Future." outlined in yellow.

Logo 1

 Download the image by right-clicking the download link and selecting "Save As"

Widener bicentennial logo with "200 years' shield and the words "Widener University / Historic. Future." circled around it

Logo 2

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Widener bicentennial logo against a bright blue background and the words "Historic. Future." in yellow

Logo 3

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Get in Touch

Contact us to make a gift in support of the bicentennial celebration and continuing our legacy.