Fisk University has served as a pipeline of sorts to Case Western Reserve University since the 1920s. The legacy of educational excellence continues today as more than 70 percent of Fisk University graduates go on to graduate and professional schools. Fisk University provides a rich academic experience steeped into the liberal arts tradition. Their faculty and students exhibit a passion for learning and personal growth. They are committed to ethical leadership and engagement in our local and global communities.

Fisk University Sesquicentennial Events

Founded in 1866, Fisk University is the oldest institution of higher education in Nashville, Tennessee, and will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2016.

Date/Time Event Venue
February 7 Fisk Sunday Churches around the nation
February 21 Berklee College of Music Salutes Fisk Jubilee Singers Symphony Hall
Boston, Massachusetts
March 12 Fisk Women of Prominence Luncheon Cal Turner Family Center
Meharry Medical College
March 21 – 25 4th Annual Business Week Fisk University Campus
March 24 5th Annual Business Partnership with Fisk Luncheon Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall
April 7 Sesquicentennial Honors Convention Fisk Memorial Chapel
April 28 – May 2 All Class Reunion TBD
April 28 Sesquicentennial Scholarship Benefit Gala (Black Tie) Music City Center
April 29 President’s Sesquicentennial Golf Outing Hermitage, President’s Reserve
April 30 GAAFU Alumni Reunion Gala Loew’s Vanderbilt Plaza
May 1 Sesquicentennial Baccalaureate Service for Honorary Degree Recipients & Reunion Classes’ Major Donors Fisk Memorial Chapel
May 2 Trustees’ Sesquicentennial Dinner for Honorary Degree Recipients & Reunion Classes’ Major Donors Sesquicentennial Commencement Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall
June 25 Fisk Community Fest Fisk University Campus
April – July Student, Faculty, and Alumni Art Show Carl Van Vetchen & Aaron Douglas Art Galleries
October 6 Annual Jubilee Day Convocation
Speaker: Diane Nash, Hon.D.L., Civil Rights Activist
Fisk Memorial Chapel
October 7 Society of Philanthropists Annual Luncheon
Private Tour of Stieglitz Collection
Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall
November 6 – 13 Sesquicentennial Homecoming Fisk University Campus
Week of December 6 Annual Christmas Concert and Tree Lighting Fisk Memorial Chapel
Front of Cravath Hall