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University of St. Jerome's College
Note: This plaque no longer exists.
It has been replaced by the one below.

University of St. Jerome's College

University of St. Jerome's College

Photo by Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2019

University of St. Jerome's College

Photo by Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2019

University of St. Jerome's College

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Waterloo
In the centre of the courtyard at the campus
off Westmount Road North, east side
between Columbia Street West and University Avenue West

Coordinates: N 43 28.147 W 80 32.736


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Plaque Text

The College of St. Jerome's was established in 1865 by Roman Catholic priests from the Congregation of the Resurrection to educate the growing number of German-speaking students in Waterloo County. With Reverend Dr. Louis Funcken as its first president, the school originally offered two courses of study--a four-year academic program designed to prepare for professional studies or for the priesthood, and a two-year commercial program designed to produce strong Catholic business leaders. In the decades following its founding, the college developed gradually, improving and expanding its curricula. In 1947, it affiliated with the University of Ottawa and in 1959 it gained independent university status and became the University of St. Jerome's College. The next year, St. Jerome's entered into federation with the University of Waterloo as the founding church college of that institution. In 2000, the college officially changed its name to St. Jerome's University.

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