In 2020 the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is celebrating the 175th
anniversary of its founding. Upon recommendation of the Texas Baptist Education Society, the 9th Congress of the Republic of Texas granted a charter to the university on February 1, 1845, creating an institution where young men and women could gain the education needed to become Christian leaders and teachers.
Over the last 175 years, Mary Hardin-Baylor has changed in many ways. Once a small school on our country’s western frontier, today more than 3,800 students pursue degrees at the university, in fields as wide ranging as education, business, Christian Studies, fine arts, engineering, and an array of health-related professions. Yet in the midst of all this change and growth, one thing remains the same: the university’s abiding commitment to helping its students grow in Christ, give in service, and go into the world to share the love of Jesus.
UMHB alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends around the globe will commemorate the school’s demisemiseptcentennial throughout 2020 with a series of events—from a family-style dinner for alumni in February to a big birthday bash at Homecoming in the fall. News about upcoming events, photos from events concluded, and favorite memories of former students will be available on this site as the year progresses. Join us as we celebrate our school’s rich history, the outstanding institution UMHB is today, and the potential it holds for the students of tomorrow.