Join us as we celebrate all that is boldly Wilson!

Plans are underway for special events to commemorate our past, present and future between spring 2019 and spring 2020. Check back often for details!


One hundred and fifty years ago, Wilson College was founded as an institution of higher learning for young women that focused on literature, science and the arts, something boldly distinct at the time. Presbyterian ministers Tryon Edwards and James W. Wightman envisioned a college where students could learn to think for themselves and become leaders of society.

That legacy of leadership, and the foundation it established, are still very much at the heart of what, and who, Wilson is today. While the College has evolved over time, it still holds true to its mission of empowering women and now men through an engaged, collaborative, liberal arts education for success in our global society.

From March 2019 through June 2020, Wilson College will be celebrating a historic milestone— its Sesquicentennial. I invite you to join us on campus as often as you can. Whether you are an alumna or an alumnus, prospective or current student, faculty, staff or community member, we hope you will stop by and be boldly proud of all that is Wilson College. A variety of events are planned, including special art exhibits, visual art performances, academic lectures and symposiums, student events highlighting Wilson traditions, and so much more. Make sure to circle October 19, 2019, on your calendar for our Sesquicentennial Gala. It will be a Wilson celebration like no other—complete with a special performance by the Children’s Orchestra Society of New York, led by Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma!

We are celebrating all that is Boldly Wilson. Please join us.

Barbara K. Mistick