Centennial Highlights

Centennial Highlights: Treasures in the Archives

Immaculata Library

Among the hundred years of history in the form of photographs, news releases, and memorabilia, there lies a special first edition book collection not known to many students.


100 Years of Heart

Reflections from the Immaculata community


Legacy of Leadership

Each generation of Immaculatans have experienced strong leaders who have guided Immaculata through the early development stage, times of war and unrest, the “glory years” of basketball championships, and the technological age to make Immaculata better than they found it. Our current president, Barbara Lettiere ’72, continues to guide Immaculata into the future. This page…


Commencement Highlights

First Commencement in 1925

Graduation activities and commencement exercises mark the end of years of study and the beginning of new adventures. The first graduates of Villa Maria College (later Immaculata College/University) engaged in preparation for their graduation by forming an alumnae association, publishing a yearbook, and celebrating a Baccalaureate Mass in the Villa Maria Chapel. The commencement booklet…


Athletics Legacy

Draper Walsh Stadium Dedication

Immaculata Early Athletic Success & Growth Immaculata experienced its initial taste of athletic victory in 1946 when an unwavering group of early Macs defeated the Temple Women’s Basketball team to win the Mythical City Championship of Philadelphia. This Immaculata team definitely felt on top of the world. Little did they know, that this athletic feat…


History of Carol Night

Carol Night 1947

Carol Night is the oldest and best-loved tradition at Immaculata. Every year since 1921, when the first class gathered to sing carols by the light of bayberry candles, faculty, students, alumnae and friends of the university have saluted Christmas with candlelight and song. The scene has always been festive, and the seniors have had a…


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