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!


We will need support at some of the larger events. Become a volunteer.

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


"Where Credit is Due" (Ep. 42)

Teachers dedicated to shaping and changing lives sometimes never learn the depth of their students’ appreciation. But when they do, the reward is often as great as the impact.

COD 50th Anniversary


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

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  2017 College of DuPage