The Shepherd University 150th Anniversary celebration year, led by the Shepherd University Foundation and Alumni Affairs Office, will be taking place during the 2021-2022 academic year! All in the Shepherd community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to participate throughout the year in the many exciting events and opportunities being planned. Please click through these pages and see how you can be a part of history into the next 150 years!
Sunday, October 17
hosted by School of Recreation, Sport, and Exercise Science
Thursday, October 21
Outstanding Alumni and Finest Under 40 Reception
Erma Ora Byrd Hall | 6 p.m.
by invitation only
Friday, October 22
SUAA 30th Annual Golf Tournament
Cress Creek | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Starting at McMurran Hall | 3 p.m.
CANCELED: College of Business Reunion Dinner
Erma Ora Byrd | 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 23
Celebrate-Meet-Explore: Nursing Alumni and Student Event
Erma Ora Byrd | 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Alumni Breakfast and Parade
German Street | 9 a.m.
Homecoming Game vs. West Chester
Ram Stadium | Noon
Community Kick-Off Party
Midway | Following the game
Wednesday, October 27
Thursday, December 2
In Memoriam Luminaria Drive/Walk-Through
King Street | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 12
Women’s Basketball 50th Anniversary celebration
Wednesday, March 9
Day of Giving
More information with links and detailed giving opportunities to come!
Thursday, March 31
Scarborough Art and Lecture Series: FASTEnER Lab Aluminum Pour
Saturday, April 2
Musical Showcase for Scholarships
More information on how to get involved coming soon!
Friday, April 8
Regional Community Mixer (tentative)
Friday, April 22
150th Year Close-Out event for campus and community
Ram Spirit Day—morning through early afternoon; campus wide cleanup & beautification for students, faculty, and staff to participate.
Block Party and Time Capsule Burial—late afternoon into early evening; Join us in wrapping up the celebration of a wonder 150th year! Games, music, food, and fun for all. Bring the whole Ram Family!
Thursday, May 5
Emeritus Club Luncheon and Induction Ceremony
Honoring the Class of 1972 on the 50-year anniversary of graduating from Shepherd. Formal invitations to be sent to honoree class and all formerly inducted classes.
Saturday, May 7
Sunday, May 15
Women for Shepherd University (WSU)
Tabler Farm Open House: Led by Dr. Jeff Groff and Dr. Peter Vila, the Tabler Farm Open House will showcase how Shepherd is leveraging its land to sustain future environmental endeavors. The tour will feature the greenhouse, apiary, hydroponics facility, and other ongoing projects.
Sunday, May 22
Shepherd University Foundation 60th Anniversary
Cocktail reception by special invitation held at Bavarian Inn
The Shepherd University Alumni Association (SUAA) will recognize and enforce COVID-19 guidelines and policies put in place by Shepherd University.
Currently, masks will be required for all indoor events and highly encouraged for outdoor events. For more information regarding Shepherd University’s COVID-19 protocol click here.
Friday, July 30
PAWsitivity Party and Adoption Fair
McMurran Front Lawn | 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 8
Student Involvement Fair
West Campus across from Potomac Place
Saturday, September 25
Midway | 9:30 a.m. – noon
Friday, October 1
Induction Ceremony and Dinner
by invitation only
Saturday, October 2
Hall of Fame Game vs. Shippensburg
Saturday October 8
Sunday, October 10
Women for Shepherd University (WSU) Town and Gown Walking Tour
Led by history department faculty, the Town and Gown Historic Walking Tour will feature a number of Shepherd’s distinctive sites including off-campus historic properties. Refreshments will follow.
Tuesday, October 12
Scarborough Art and Lecture Series
George Eliot collection unveiling and Middlemarch reading with reception at Scarborough Library.