125th Anniversary

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Southwestern Adventist University was established in the fall of 1893. The first day of classes was January 7, 1894. Traditionally, Southwestern celebrates anniversary milestones on the academic year rather than the calendar or fiscal year. SWAU's 125th anniversary will thus officially be celebrated from September 2018 through May 2019.

To celebrate this milestone year, Southwestern Adventist University is embarking on a number of exciting projects and hosting events through out the year. There are several ways for YOU to get involved, whether you're an alumni, friend, or community member. Check out our schedule below and check back often to see what else has developed as we celebrate 125 years of Southwestern! 

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Alumni Feature

Victory found it easy to be accepted as part of the Southwestern family. Classes were just the right size and the professors were caring and helpful. Victory was concerned she needed to attend a larger school for more opportunity. However, Victory’s professors helped her get multiple internships and her on-campus jobs provided significant experience. As it turns out, Southwestern Adventist University was exactly what she needed.

-Victory Rigdon, 2018 communication graduate

News & Events

Senior Living Management Program Receives $5,000 From Ciera Bank

Southwestern Adventist University to Present A Night at the Meyerson Benefit Concert

Congressman Roger William's Office Presents 125th Birthday Gift to Southwestern Adventist University

​​​​​​​Friends, Faculty, & Students Celebrate 125th Birthday of Southwestern Adventist University

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A Different Perspective


Nursing Graduates Receive ACLS Certification

Homecoming Weekend

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Three Generations of Care at Southwestern

Graduation And Beyond


The media kit and designs are available to faculty and staff on Sharepoint and to the public by request to marketing@swau.edu.