Webster University Centennial 1915 - 2015.
This website contains information, photos and videos from the many activities that helped to celebrate 100 years of serving students. Browse this website to explore Webster's rich history and year of celebratory events that have launched us into our next 100 years.
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Webster University Kicks Off Centennial Celebration at the Old Post Office Plaza »
Bright blue skies and warm breezes welcomed hundreds of Webster alumni, students, employees and residents for a street party with food trucks and live music at the Old Post Office Plaza in downtown St. Louis.
The celebration, held across the street from the university's downtown campus in the historic Old Post Office and one block away from its future home in the historic Arcade Building, marked the official kickoff of Webster University's 100th Anniversary.
Obama recognizes Webster University centennial »
Webster University’s centennial kicked off with a celebration at the downtown campus and a letter from the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
The letter, which recognized the university for its 100 years of history, was presented by Sable Campbell-Jones, director of diversity for the City of St. Louis. The letter commended Webster on its traditions.
After 100 Years, Webster U. Continues To Change With The Times »
Elizabeth Robb recalls that when she arrived as a freshman at Webster College from Hopkinsville, Ky., in 1961, if she wanted to leave her dorm room in the evening, a proctor had to sign her out.
When bedtime came – around 10 or 10:30 p.m., as she remembers it, “the proctor came around and made sure you were still in your room and turned off the lights in the hall and your lights went off as well.”
Webster University celebrates centennial »
With 100 years under its belt, Webster University has many stories to tell – and most of them share the backdrop of people rising above adversity, said Elizabeth J. Stroble, president of the university.
“When the college was founded, it was started by women for women when they didn’t even have the right to vote,” Stroble said. “They knew there was a need for women to get degrees in order to serve the community.”