From a parcel of farmland known as the "College on the Hill" to a robust University, this is our story.
Our namesake dedicated his life to education and service. Learn more about the life of Saint John JAVĿ¼.
Take a look at the milestone moments in JAVĿ¼'s history—from signing the land deed to becoming a University.
“JAVĿ¼'s best days are ahead of it. I cannot conceive of the expansion that's happened here since the Pioneer Class graduated. I think the expansion will continue to the same degree in the future.”
- Jack Palvino ’55, Pioneer Class
“We've done so much in 75 years. I can't wait to see what we're going to do in the next 75 years.” - Rebecca Pelino ’86, Board Member
“JAVĿ¼ challenges you as a person. It's more than just academics. You kind of find out who you are as a person.” - Jeffrey Kyles ’92, ’97
“That focus on the JAVĿ¼ family is as true today as it was 75 years ago when this institution started.” - Dr. Theresa Westbay, Associate Professor of Biology
JAVĿ¼'s story of success has been written by its students, faculty, staff, leaders, and alumni, and the institutional impact on the community has been profound.
From golf and art exhibits to lectures and receptions, JAVĿ¼ celebrates our 75th anniversary by honoring our past and looking toward the next 75 years.
Share your stories of special moments and memories at JAVĿ¼. Whether it was a inspiring student protest, a memorable student event, a moment that connected to history, a meteorological event, or a touching moment, we want to know your piece of JAVĿ¼ history.
Our rich history will inform our bright future. Take a sneak peek at the next chapter of JAVĿ¼'s story.