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College History & Traditions

Elmhurst College has been preparing students for purposeful lives since 1871, when the Rev. Carl Frederick Kranz arrived in Elmhurst with 14 students to establish the German Evangelical Proseminary. Here are some resources to help you explore the College’s rich heritage and traditions.

College Timeline
An interactive overview of important events in the history of the College

Our History
A detailed narrative of the College’s history and people from 1871 to the present

Alma Mater
Full lyrics, plus a performance by the Elmhurst College Choir

Fight Song
The lyrics to "Elmhurst to Victory" and a downloadable version for your MP3 player

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