Legacy Projects

Our Bicentennial year will celebrate 200 years of Allegheny College history: our students, our alumni, our faculty and staff, our beginnings and our future and all the years in between. We will come together in the next two years to celebrate all that we are and all that we can become as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

As Allegheny plans a birthday celebration worthy of the 32nd oldest college in the nation, we are working on a number of Bicentennial initiatives and legacy projects.

Bicentennial Plaza


The Bicentennial Plaza will be a versatile space that can be used for any number of activities, including talks, plays, concerts, and other special events, including Commencement.

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Historical Timeline Plaques


Lining the walkways from Bentley Hall to the new Bicentennial Plaza in front of Schultz Hall will be forty-three cast-bronze plaques that celebrate Allegheny’s rich history.

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Bicentennial Banners


A series of colorful banners line the route into campus beginning at the Smock Bridge and continuing along campus streets and parking lots.

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“The Big Picture”


A mural-sized commemorative photo of as many members of the College community as we can entice to join in: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and more.

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