150 YEARS!

On 10.10.20, thousands of UA Alumni and friends around the world joined in virtual celebration to commemorate The University of Akron's 150th Anniversary. Take a look at some of the evening's entertainment, video messages, and reactions on social media.

Rewatch the Live Event

Event Highlights

Marching Band


Buchtel Hall Lighting - Drone View

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Akron Children's Hospital
  • Phyllis Berry Family
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
  • Kitty and Thomas Dindo
  • FocusCFO
  • Becky Slayman-Gallagher and Everett Gallagher
  • Patty (Barracato) Geise '85 & Peter Geise
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • The Maynard Family Foundation
  • The Read Family Fund
  • Frank and Karen Steininger
  • Shari and Bob Whitfield

Messages of Congratulations

We want to thank our elected officials, who sent videos, notes of congratulations, and official recognition of our Sesquicentennial. This recognition included the reading of our 150th Anniversary into the Congressional record in both the U.S. House and Senate, and the receiving of a commendation from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. We appreciate your support and well-wishes!


Sharing Your Excitement

So many alumni and friends shared their excitement and celebration on social media with #UA150. Here are some of our favorites.