Opportunity for Generations

Saint Peter's University Sesquicentennial Celebration

Welcome to the Sesquicentennial website, the hub for information on the 150th anniversary of the founding of Saint Peter’s University! Sesquicentennial is a time for celebrating, reflecting and memorializing the historical significance of Saint Peter’s University to students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, the Society of Jesus, the Archdiocese of Newark, and the local, state, national and even international community.

Saint Peter’s is commemorating its Sesquicentennial inspired by the theme, Opportunity for Generations. The theme honors the legacy of Saint Peter’s welcoming students from virtually every background throughout its history … from immigrant families and their children, from first-generation college homes, from Hudson County addresses to international origins, from all faith traditions.  It also recognizes the impact of Saint Peter’s on the greater good from the accomplishments of its more than 50,000 graduates. Opportunity for Generations underscores the role that Saint Peter’s, the Jesuit University of New Jersey, has played leading and fostering community service and engagement, urban vitalization and innovation.

The Sesquicentennial coincides with the Ignatian Year (May 2021 to July 2022) that celebrates the life of Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits and the 500th anniversary of his conversion. The Sesquicentennial will proudly showcase the University’s Jesuit and Catholic heritage and the transformational education it inspires.

Please join us in celebrating with Peacock Pride the Sesquicentennial of Saint Peter’s University, a leader in Jesuit education. Opportunity for Generations!


Publications highlighting milestone moments for Saint Peter’s University

1972 Alumni Bulletin Celebrating the Centennial1972 Alumni Bulletin Celebrating the Centennial

1980 Commemorative Issue of the 1930 Reopening1980 Commemorative Issue of the 1930 Reopening

1997 Commemorative Issue of the 125th Anniversary
1997 Commemorative Issue of the 125th Anniversary

2012 Issue Celebrating the Transition to University
2012 Issue Celebrating the Transition to University



Sesquicentennial Commission Members