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.

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 launched the celebratory year on Founders Day — June 25, 2019 — and will continue to hold events for the college and community through June 2020.

Oakton 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event

Upcoming Events

Feb. 23
2 p.m.

For Lying Outloud
Foundation Event: Bar Revue Performance and Fundraiser
Tickets are available at www.oakton.edu/giving.

May 8
3:30 p.m.

Closing Community 5K Run/Walk
Des Plaines campus

May 8
5 p.m.

Closing Community Festival
Des Plaines campus

May 18
7 p.m.

Commencement
Rosemont Theater

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, please email 50andforward@oakton.edu.