2018 marks an exciting milestone for Wayne State University as we commemorate our 150th anniversary in Detroit.
Join us Friday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. for the launch of our yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration, where we will reflect on 150 years of academic and research excellence — and look ahead to what WSU will be achieving in the next 150 years, and beyond.
Wayne State University History
Twelve WSU students form a track and field team, the Roadrunners, and go on to win first place in the Michigan Wheelchair Games. Five members of the team ultimately compete as part of the 1968 U.S. Paralympic Team.
“Old Main” becomes the official name of the former Central High School space, now Wayne State University’s most iconic building.
The Detroit Medical College, a predecessor of Wayne State University, is founded by five Civil War physicians.
The first sorority on campus, An-Tik-Lik (later known as Alpha Theta Sigma), is established.