125th Anniversary Events

We invite everyone to join us for a year-long celebration of the achievements of the past and the promise of the future!

Friday, Jan. 25

125th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff Open House
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Wheelock Student Center

  • Free cupcakes
  • Vote in the People's Choice video contest award
  • Pick up a commemorative issue of Arches, a special edition of The Trail, and a schedule of 125th anniversary events
  • Choose your prop and take a photo for the anniversary website
  • Watch a historical slide showContribute your ideas for the 125th anniversary time capsule
  • Visit with colleagues about the ways that the One [of a Kind] campaign is transforming campus (Room 101, 1:25 p.m.)
  • Enjoy student performances by Cirque du Sound (11:15 a.m.), What She Said (noon), Trio Consonare (12:25 p.m.), UPS Funk Band (1:20 p.m.), and pianist Jihae Shin '13 (1:45 p.m.)Drive for 125

Loggers Basketball Games, Memorial Fieldhouse, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Help continue our drive for 125 wins, pick up a free rally towel, and enter the halftime contest for prizes, including free VIP tickets to see Bill Cosby on February 10.

Jacobsen Series, A Due Celli: A Celebration of the Cello (Times Two)
7:30 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall
The 2013 Jacobsen Series gets off to a great start with Puget Sound artist-in-residence David Requiro and renowned guest artist Meta Weiss, along with a stellar group of other faculty performers.

GOTCHA Club/Wee ’Ours Late-night Event
Rasmussen Rotunda, after the games until around midnight


Abby Williams Hill: Artist and Advocate Exhibit
Jan. 22–March 1
Jones Hall Mini Galleries (Jones Hall lower level)

125 Years in the Stacks Exhibit
Jan. 25–March 14
Collins Memorial Library

125 Year in the Stacks Lecture Series
No Woman Has Ventured as Far: The Art and Adventures of Abby Williams Hill
Karen Haas and Abby Williams Hill Collection curator Laura Edgar
Monday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m.
Trimble Forum

The Woman Behind Jones Hall: The Life and Times of Franke Tobey Jones
Darlyne Reiter
Monday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m.
Trimble Forum

A Brief History of University of Puget Sound
George Mills ’68, M.S.'72 and John Finney ’67, P'94
Monday, March 11, 4 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center
A reception in honor of George and John will follow at 5 p.m.

Susan Resneck Pierce Lectures in Public Affairs and the Arts
Writing for Freedom

Wole Soyinka
Thursday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
Schneebeck Concert Hall
Tickets: $20 general; complimentary for Puget Sound faculty/staff/students

ASUPS Presents: Bill Cosby
Sunday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Fieldhouse
Tickets: $25 general; $50 prime seating; Tickets can be purchased by current Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff with ID at the discounted price of $15 (general seating only; limit one discounted ticket per person).

Swope Endowed Lectureship on Ethics, Religion, Faith, and Values
Gabriella Lettini
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Schneebeck Concert Hall
Tickets: Free tickets available at Wheelock Information Center

University of Puget Sound Day
Sunday, March 17, 2013
City of Tacoma declares March 17, 2013, "University of Puget Sound Day" in honor of our 125th anniversary at a recent city council meeting. Read the full story.

Summer Reunion Weekend
June 2013

LogJam!
September 2013

Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 2013

•    Pick up a commemorative issue of Arches, a special edition of The Trail, and a schedule of 125th anniversary events
•    Choose your prop and take a photo for the anniversary website
•    Record a “Happy Birthday, Puget Sound” video
•    Watch an historical slide show
•    Contribute your ideas for the 125th anniversary time capsule
•    Visit with colleagues about the ways that the One [of a Kind] campaign is transforming campus
•    Enjoy student performances by Cirque du Sound (11:15 a.m.), What She Said (noon), Trio Consonere (12:25 p.m.), UPS Funk Band (1:20 p.m.), and pianist Jihae Shin ’13 (1:45 p.m.)
•    And more!

125th Anniversary Arts and Lectures

Join us on campus for music, theater, art, and lecture events throughout the 125th anniversary celebration year! All events are open to the public.

Celebrating 125 Years in the Stacks

Collins Memorial Library is celebrating the 125th special exhibits and events. See the display, read the blog, peruse the archives, and more!

 

Record a birthday message for Puget Sound!

Share your "Happy Birthday, Puget Sound" message, and we'll share it with the world. Tell us what Puget Sound means to you, how you live each day "to the heights," or simply say "happy birthday!" Follow the link below to upload your video.