The University of Tulsa celebrates 125 years! - The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa celebrates 125 years!

Our story began in 1894 and since then we have led, guided and nurtured students to succeed.

We are carrying forward the ideals of scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character and a commitment to humanity. Educating generations of Tulsans and people from around the world is our passion and pleasure.

Within the last 125 years, TU has grown its campus and now includes the Gilcrease Museum. The University of Tulsa partnered with the City of Tulsa to become the steward of the museum and its collections in 2008.

The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum through scholar engagement is the bridge between the museum and its collections to the university and the larger research community nationwide.

What has remained the same for 125 years? Our dedication to students. Our potential, incoming, current and graduated students are at the center of all we do at TU. Making every student feel accepted, engaged and empowered is the ultimate in goal in supporting self-discovery on campus.

TU was established 125 years ago, and we’re excited for the next 125.

Learn how to join the Golden Hurricane family, get involved as a current student, connect with our Alumni Association or advance the mission of the university by making a gift today.

Happy Quasquicentennial, TU!

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Throughout the academic year, we will be posting new stories, photos and videos that honor TU’s amazing history and look ahead to what the next 125 years may hold. Join us on campus, in the Tulsa Arts District and at Gilcrease Museum for thought-provoking lectures and symposia, exciting athletic events, art exhibitions, musical and theatre performances and more. Thank you for celebrating this incredible milestone with us!