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Marian College to Become Marian University on July 1, 2009 - 5/13/2008

On May 9, 2008, the Marian College Board of Trustees approved a resolution stating that the official date of the renaming of the institution will be July 1, 2009.

After that date, students graduating from the institution will receive a diploma from Marian University. The last commencement as a college will be in May 2009. The purpose of the name change is to better reflect what the institution is becoming: a great Catholic university.

The transition from a college to a university will be celebrated at All Alumni Weekend on June 26-28, 2009. The new fiscal year begins on July 1, 2009.

Building a Great Catholic University
On October 25, 2007, before an audience of nearly 800 guests, Marian College president Daniel J. Elsener announced that Marian College will become a university. The announcement was part of the college’s annual scholarship fundraiser and celebration of its 70th year in Indianapolis.

“Marian College has dramatically evolved over the past 70 years, and becoming a great Catholic university in the heart of one of America’s greatest cities is the next logical step,” said Marian College president Daniel J. Elsener. Read more.