Oakton Turns 50!

In 1969, Oakton Community College embarked on its mission to be the community’s college. Fifty years later, Oakton is a vital member of the community, continuing to deliver innovative programs to students, residents, and area businesses.

You only turn 50 once! Oakton’s 50th anniversary provides an exciting opportunity for us to take pride in our past, celebrate the present, and aspire to an even more promising future. And we can’t celebrate without all who have been a part of our five decades of achievements.

We invite you to join us in our year-long celebration of the College’s golden anniversary, which will kick-off on June 25, 2019—Oakton’s Founders Day. Following is the schedule of activities for Founders Day, and we encourage you to check back soon for details on other anniversary events and activities.

Founders Day Events | June 25, 2019

9 a.m.

Employee Continental Breakfast
Both campuses

1 p.m.

Student Pizza Party and Open House
Both campuses

2 p.m.

Live Owl Encounter, presented by River Trail Nature Center
Des Plaines campus, simulcast to Skokie campus

3 p.m.

Retiree Tea and Reflections
Des Plaines campus

5 p.m.

Opening Ceremony and Special Museum Exhibition
Des Plaines campus
Open to the community

6 p.m.

Video Booth: Share Your Reflections and Messages of Congratulations!
Des Plaines campus

7:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Des Plaines campus

The 50th Anniversary Steering Committee is recruiting volunteers to help at 50th Anniversary events throughout the year! If you would like to sign up as a volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

For questions and more information regarding Oakton’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Founders Day, please email 50andforward@oakton.edu.