St. Cloud State University celebrated its 150th with a birthday bash Sept. 16.
The festivities began in Atwood Memorial Center with birthday cards and cookies in the morning and moved to University Archives in the Miller Center in the afternoon with cake, cards and history displays.
St. Cloud State University held its first classes Sept. 15, 1869.
The University Archives celebration featured the university history. A small exhibit showcased items collected from Eastman Hall before its renovation from a physical education facility into a Center for Health and Wellness Innovation. A second exhibit showcased physical changes on campus since 1869.
The future also made an appearance with a display of the Husky Plaza time capsule and some of the items that will be included when the capsule is sealed into Husky Plaza as the University moves forward toward its next 150 years.
The cards signed as part of both celebrations will also be added to the time capsule. Husky Plaza will be dedicated Sept. 28 as part of the 2019 Homecoming celebration.