EMU Centennial 1917-2017: Serving, Leading, Transforming

EMU will celebrate its past and vision for the future during its centennial year: 2017-18.

A Steering Committee is overseeing plans for centennial-themed activities and events throughout the academic year 2017-18. Centennial Week activities will take place October 11 to 18, 2017 with Homecoming and Family Weekend activities taking place Oct. 13-15.

The year-long celebration is planned in collaboration with Eastern Mennonite School, which has a shared history.

Centennial Week activities will focus on the milestone through theater production, music, alumni art gallery shows, reunions, speakers and other festivities.

Donald Kraybill, EMU class of and ’67 and the nation’s best-known writer on Amish and Mennonite culture, is principal author of a fresh history of EMU to be released during Homecoming activities in fall 2017.

Read the centennial celebration purpose statement

Alumni Invited to Share Art, Stories, Ideas and Photos

A call to artists went out in May 2016 for proposals for a 10 X 10 X 100 Project. Submit yourself or tap the shoulder of an alum!

Photo and Update Form
Please visit the online form to upload photos and share written stories from days gone or your vision for the future of EMU. The Centennial Steering Committee will review all submissions.

Additionally, the Mennonite Archives of Virginia is a digital repository about Mennonites in and around Virginia, USA. Those interested in EMU’s centennial will find the growing collection of images there of interest, and may want to contribute personal photos.

Email submissions
You may also submit comments, stories and ideas by simply emailing .

From the past…

Centennial News