We are ... 50!

We are ... 50!

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Penn State Brandywine1967-2017

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From Chester to Media …

From Penn State Delaware County to Penn State Brandywine …

From 2+2 to four-year degrees …

From commuter-only to campus housing …

What a 50 years it’s been!

In the mid-1960s, the Delaware County Commissioners asked Penn State to establish a local campus. The University agreed and Penn State Delaware County opened on September 25, 1967 in temporary space underneath a roller skating rink in Chester. The enrollment was 236 students with 11 faculty members.

In December 1970, when construction on the Main Building was completed, the campus moved to its current location in Media (Middletown Township) on 50 acres that were donated by Delaware County. The campus has since grown to four buildings, with two more under construction, and now sits on 112 acres. The campus name was changed to Penn State Brandywine in 2007.

We invite Penn State alumni, parents and friends of the campus to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary at two events this fall.

The Blue & White Festival

An alumni reunion, family day and open house, will be held on campus on Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-6 p.m. Later that day, we’ll have an evening of food and entertainment from 6-10 p.m. at Duffer’s Tavern, route 352 in Glen Mills.

RSVP to the Festival here.

The 50th Anniversary Gala

Penn State Brandywine will host the 50th Anniversary Gala in the newly constructed Student Union Building on a NEW date in the spring of 2018! The evening will feature dinner, dancing, auction and awards. Proceeds will benefit the Brandywine Scholarship Fund.