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A Century of Uniting Education and Action

It was a different time. A historic awakening. Nazareth was born out of a need for new voices and new ideas from those who previously had no voice. And 100 years later we still strive to answer the larger questions of how far have we come and how will we prepare individuals to improve the world around them?

A two-year celebration

To commemorate and honor this incredible milestone, we are planning collaborations, celebrations, and impact during the year before and after Sept. 24, 2024, to advance Nazareth's work to lead through empathy, equity, and innovation.

We will share opportunities to reflect on our heritage and take action as courageous changemakers who are open to possibilities and passionate about changing the world around us for the better.

Thank you to Wellington Steele and Associates plus the Leva family for their support as the presenting sponsor of the Centennial Celebration.

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    A community wide celebration
    The Centennial will be filled with diverse events and celebrations, intended to inspire and create change-motivated collaborations that create impact.

    Beth Paul

    For us, looking back is actually about looking forward. Knowing where you've been leads to understanding where you want to go. And going forward into the future is very much on our minds here at Nazareth.

    – President Elizabeth Paul

    Ongoing Celebrations

    Celebrating the Centennial in Light

    Beautiful purple lighting is shining across campus, in honor of Nazareth's Centennial Celebration

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    Centennial Apparel Store

    Support centennial scholarships by ordering limited edition Naz centennial apparel.

    Store is open » 

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    100 for 100

    We invite you to become a part of a landmark “100 for 100” initiative in honor of our next 100 years.

    Learn more »

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    Follow #NazAthletics100

    From March–December 2024, we will be revealing the top 100 moments in Nazareth Athletics history.

    See the top moments »

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    Donate Items for Centennial Time Capsule

    Drop Naz-themed items — like apparel, books, athletics/arts/music/theater/club gear, or a write-up/photo of your Naz memories — at the Alumni Engagement Office. The time capsule gets sealed at Naz Weekend 2024, until Nazareth's sesquicentennial in 2074!

    Contact the alumni office »

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    History Podcast
    Funding Priorities

    Celebration Highlights
    Since kicking off its centennial in September 2023, Nazareth University has already celebrated so much.

    Look back