College of DuPage will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the next academic year. As we prepare for the many activities that will take place, we are asking you to either share your stories, share a special artifact or photo, or become a volunteer.

Welcome Home Vietnam War Veterans

Honoring our American Heroes

Tuesday, April 25
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
College of DuPage
Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, Belushi Performance Hall

Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive one lapel pin.

Join us as we Thank and Honor all Vietnam Veterans Each Vietnam Veteran will receive the Commemoration Pin during the ceremony.


In addition, we will be celebrating the McAninch Arts Center 30th Anniversary, WDCB’s 40th Anniversary, and the COD Foundation’s 50th Anniversary.


If you have any questions please send them to


Previous events:


“Block Party” Employee Picnic

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
3 to 5 p.m.
Lakeside Pavilion
Open to COD employees and retirees


COD Bowl for a Goal

An all COD bowling event for student scholarships!
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
Fox Bowl in Wheaton
6 to 9 p.m.


Community Kickoff featuring Chicago Brass Transit

(Chicago tribute band)
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Lakeside Pavilion
Free and open to the community


COD Food Truck Rally and Sunset 5K

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
Noon to 8 p.m.
Open to the community


Homecoming Reunion

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
Time to be determined
McAninch Arts Center
Open to COD employees and retirees


Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
1 p.m.
Bjarne Ullsvik Stadium
Free and open to the community


Sodexo goes 1960's

Wednesday, Oct. 12
COD Cafeteria


Writers Read
Featuring two former COD students
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
11 a.m.: Leigh Stein
12:30 p.m.: Eboo Patel
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000
Free and open to the community


COD Presents: Sound Bites: The Rhetoric and Reality of American Politics

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.


COD Cares Fall Day of Action “Manual Labor of Love”

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open to COD employees and students


COD Presents: COD at 50

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, 7 p.m.


Pack the Place

COD men’s and women’s basketball games vs. Harper College
Saturday., Feb. 4, 2017
1 p.m. women’s game
3 p.m. men’s game
PEC Arena
COD Pep Band will perform popular songs of the 80’s and 90’s.
Free and open to the community


COD Presents: The James Bond Phenomenon

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7 p.m.


Sodexo goes 1980's

Tuesday, Feb. 21
COD Cafeteria


Retro Game Day

Friday, March 3, 2017, Noon to 4 p.m.


50 Years at College of DuPage - A Panel Discussion

Friday, March 10, 2017, 3 p.m.
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1402


COD Presents: Wicked Weather

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7 p.m.


Sodexo goes Back to the Future

Thursday, April 6
COD Cafeteria


Candy Science

Chef Michael Maddox, culinary arts
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11 a.m.
Naperville Center
1223 Rickert Drive, Naperville

Join Chef Michael Maddox, assistant professor of culinary arts, for this FREE treat! Investigate the chemistry behind your favorite sweets in this interactive and delicious program. RSVP by Tuesday, April 4, 2017. 
To register, call (630) 942-3872 with name(s) and age(s) of each participant. Read more information about the event.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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