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Happy Birthday, CLA!

150 years ago, on February 18, the College of Liberal Arts was officially established. Today CLA is stronger than ever, with 1,300 faculty and staff, 15,500 students, and 157,000 alumni inspiring and improving communities in Minnesota and around the world.

We’re celebrating our sesquicentennial during the 2018-2019 academic year, kicking off in September a series of events and activities for the entire CLA community, past and present.

Keep an eye on this webpage for updates on events, including

  • a special exhibition by CLA alumnus and well-known photographer, Xavier Tavera,
  • an archives exhibit exploring how CLA has shattered expectations for 150 years, and
  • a celebratory CLA Day.

Thank you for helping to make CLA shine for 150 years. Together, we’re shattering expectations of what a liberal arts college can be.

To learn more about Shattering Expectations: The Campaign for Liberal Arts, visit our campaign webpage.