Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) was established in the fall of 1893. The first classes were held January 7, 1894. Traditionally, Southwestern celebrates anniversary milestones on the academic year rather than the calendar or fiscal year. SWAU's 125th anniversary will thus officially be celebrated from September 2018 through May 2019.
To celebrate this milestone year, Southwestern Adventist University is embarking on a number of exciting projects and hosting events throughout the year. There are several ways for you to get involved, whether you're an alumni, friend, or community member. Check out our schedule below, and check back often to see what else has developed as we celebrate 125 years of Southwestern!