Elmhurst College In Depth

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Long Way Home
Elmhurst College brought four Japanese American students out of exile during World War II.
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  • Student Ambassadors

    Elmhurst tour guides master the art of walking backward as they show off the arboretum campus to future students.


  • Beautiful and High Tech

    Computer software brings new sophistication to the care and maintenance of the arboretum and its many species of trees.


  • The City Next Door

    Students turn the city into a bustling extension of their suburban campus.


  • Green Living

    West Hall, Elmhurst's state-of-the-art 'green' residence, was dedicated at Homecoming this year.


  • Good Sports

    At Elmhurst, the ideal of the student- athlete is alive and well and winning.


  • Yes, They Did

    Professor Russell Ford’s J-term class witnessed Obama’s historic inauguration.


  • Where in the World Will You Go?

    From Oxford to Austailia to Thailand, at Elmhurst you can go just about everywhere.


  • Hot Burb

    The City of Elmhurst ranks Number 1 in a Chicago Magazine survey of local suburbs. Here’s why.


  • Real Deal

    Graduate programs prepare professionals for a high level of service and achievement.


  • Picture This

    Prospect magazine explores Elmhurst's magnificent collection of Chicago Imagist and Abstractionist work dating from about 1950 to the present.


  • Deep Roots

    Ragnar Moen, the foster father of our campus arboretum, has proudly watched his prized trees grow.


  • A Good First Step

    A new Illinois law, backed by the College, will help undocumented students.


  • Smooth Transition

    First-generation college students face challenges, but at Elmhurst, they find the support they need.


  • Taking the Lead

    At the LeaderShape Institute, the emphasis is on connecting and brainstorming.


  • Smart Choice

    The Honors Program means plenty of study, intense dialog, and a true sense of community.


  • Midwinter Feast

    During January Term, the intellectual fare is varied and abundant, and the spirit of adventure rules.


  • Chapel at 50

    For a half century, Hammerschmidt has been a place of comfort and challenge.


  • Growing Green

    Elmhurst recreates native Illinois prairies amid new sustainable design projects.


  • Facing Evil

    The Holocaust Education Project speaks to the soul of the College, posing questions that defy answering.


  • Big Questions

    The new orientation program asks, 'What will you stand for?' And dares students to answer.


  • No Easy Answers

    Elmhurst is a college of the United Church of Christ. What does that mean in practice?


  • A 100-Year Tradition

    The signatures of students, faculty and staff on the walls of the Old Main clock tower will echo for years to come.


  • Poverty in DuPage

    In the College's affluent home county, one in six residents struggles to cover the most basic human needs.


  • A Good Start

    A pilot program represents an ambitious rethinking of the first-year experience.


  • Showtime!

    Staging a musical in a converted saw mill isn’t easy, but when the curtain goes up it’s all worth it.


  • What's the Story?

    American journalism is in dire straits, except on college campuses, where life is tweet.


  • Teacher’s Gift

    An Elmhurst professor for 39 years, George Thoma reflects on what he's learned.


  • Shaping the Soul

    Students say they’re looking for ultimate meaning in their lives. How Elmhurst helps them find it.


  • A Breed Apart

    Andrew Prinz was the kind of professor everyone wants to have in college.


  • Big Questions, Real Answers

    Read a profile of Dr. Ray from Prospect, our college magazine.


  • Swing Time

    Each February, our chapel is the home to one of the best college jazz festivals in the United States.

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