50th Anniversary

De Anza College 50th Anniversary

De Anza College 50th Anniversary Logo

Engaging the Future: The Next 50 Years

Above is the winning 50th Anniversary logo chosen by faculty and staff. Thank you for your participation!

As the college prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 academic year, we're looking forward to a series of campus activities focused on the theme, "Engaging the Future: The Next 50 Years." The theme was introduced at graduation. Additional activities include
  • A vote on a special logo to replace the classic logo during the anniversary year. The vote was held in June, with the above logo chosen by 75 percent of voting faculty and staff.

  • A fall fundraising event, "A Taste of History," sponsored by the California History Center and the De Anza Commission, featuring Juan Felipe Herrerathe immediate past Poet Laureate of the United States and a former De Anza part-time instructor
  • Community art project sponsored by the college's Euphrat Museum of Art

  • major campus event in spring 2018

"A Taste of History"

Special 50th Anniversary Fundraising Event


Featuring: Juan Felipe Herrera, former U.S. Poet Laureate

Date: Saturday, Nov. 18

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Location: Visual & Performing Arts Center (VPAC)


Tickets available soon.

Check back for more details about these events and ways to participate in the celebration. 


Established in 1967, De Anza College was built on 112 acres of a former turn-of-the-century wine-producing estate. Today the campus sits in the heart of Silicon Valley, known worldwide as an incubator for technology and innovation. De Anza's faculty, staff and 21,000 students reflect the highly diverse ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds that comprise the region.

As its mission statement says, "De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world."

The depth and breadth of De Anza's academic programs can be measured in the 66 degrees, 85 certificates and 1,655 courses offered at the college. Through its basic skills courses, support services and Learning Communities, the college provides new opportunities for students who have been underserved by their previous educational experiences. Also central to De Anza's mission is its work to engage students in civic learning and democratic practice. 

50th Anniversary
Building: Administration
Contact: Leah Mieso
Phone: 408.864.8948

Last Updated: 9/14/17