Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ has always been All Together Different.
April 7, 2022 marked 50 years from the day that Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton signed legislation to separate George Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ College from the University of Virginia to better meet the educational needs of Northern Virginia. This signature set in motion a half-century of progress that has fueled Northern Virginiaâ€™s transformation from a bedroom community of Washington, D.C., to one of the most dynamic regions in the country.
Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ opened its first campus in Fairfax in 1964 on 150 acres from the City of Fairfax. By 1968, it graduated the first class of 52 students. By 1971 Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ was offering and awarding graduate degrees.
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And Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ is not slowing down
For a while, Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ carried the tagline "Where Innovation Is Tradition" because it has always done things differently. Whether it was buying a law school, creating an engineering school focused on information technology, or merging dining facilities with a library to get funding for a new building (that's the Johnson Center by the way), Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ's done what it's had to do to keep moving forward.Ìý
Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ, at 50, is at an inflection point, as we celebrate the accomplishments that got us here and and focus on the university we are becoming, the students we are graduating, and the world we are helping to shape.
Celebrate Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ Trailblazersâ€”faculty, staff, students, and alumniâ€”who helped make a difference in our community and beyond.