College of DuPage will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the next academic year. As we prepare for the many activities that will take place, we are asking you to either share your stories, and share a special artifact or photo.



In addition, we will be celebrating the McAninch Arts Center 30th Anniversary, WDCB’s 40th Anniversary, and the COD Foundation’s 50th Anniversary.


If you have any questions please send them to


Previous events:


“Block Party” Employee Picnic

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
3 to 5 p.m.
Lakeside Pavilion
Open to COD employees and retirees


COD Bowl for a Goal

An all COD bowling event for student scholarships!
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
Fox Bowl in Wheaton
6 to 9 p.m.


Community Kickoff featuring Chicago Brass Transit

(Chicago tribute band)
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Lakeside Pavilion
Free and open to the community


COD Food Truck Rally and Sunset 5K

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
Noon to 8 p.m.
Open to the community


Homecoming Reunion

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
Time to be determined
McAninch Arts Center
Open to COD employees and retirees


Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
1 p.m.
Bjarne Ullsvik Stadium
Free and open to the community


Sodexo goes 1960's

Wednesday, Oct. 12
COD Cafeteria


Writers Read
Featuring two former COD students
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
11 a.m.: Leigh Stein
12:30 p.m.: Eboo Patel
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000
Free and open to the community


COD Presents: Sound Bites: The Rhetoric and Reality of American Politics

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 7 p.m.


COD Cares Fall Day of Action “Manual Labor of Love”

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open to COD employees and students


COD Presents: COD at 50

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, 7 p.m.


Pack the Place

COD men’s and women’s basketball games vs. Harper College
Saturday., Feb. 4, 2017
1 p.m. women’s game
3 p.m. men’s game
PEC Arena
COD Pep Band will perform popular songs of the 80’s and 90’s.
Free and open to the community


COD Presents: The James Bond Phenomenon

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7 p.m.


Sodexo goes 1980's

Tuesday, Feb. 21
COD Cafeteria


Retro Game Day

Friday, March 3, 2017, Noon to 4 p.m.


50 Years at College of DuPage - A Panel Discussion

Friday, March 10, 2017, 3 p.m.


COD Presents: Wicked Weather

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7 p.m.


COD Presents: Candy Science

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11 a.m.


Welcome Home Vietnam War Veterans

Honoring our American Heroes
Tuesday, April 25
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


50¢ Sundae Day

Tuesday, May 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
COD Cafeteria

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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