50th Anniversary

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Join us in celebrating our 50 years of changing lives at College of DuPage!

To mark the College’s rich history and significance to so many people, several exciting events are planned beginning this August through September 2017.

Please take a moment to mark your calendar with the list of golden  anniversary-themed events.

We want to hear from you!


There will be a special 50th Anniversary display in the COD Library for the duration of the year-long celebration as well as other displays throughout the District. Please let us know if you have any special artifacts or photos for possible inclusion. Tell us about artifacts or photos you'd like to share.


  • How did COD, or a person at COD, change your life?
  • Have you been involved with COD from the start in the late 60’s? Or are you still in contact with people who have?
  • Do you have any interesting, little-known facts about the College?
  • Did you meet your spouse at COD?
  • Do you know someone who took classes at COD and now teaches or works here?
  • How did a COD Foundation scholarship change your life?

Share your story with us!


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 cod50@cod.edu.

50 Years of Stories


"Fifty Years Strong" (Ep. 50)

After a year of sharing memories, 50 Years of Stories turns the lens forward and concentrates on what the college’s past success says about its future. Thank you for spending the year with us, reliving just a small sampling of the rich history that is College of DuPage.

COD 50th Anniversary


50th Anniversary Preview

College of DuPage will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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