50th Anniversary Events

All year long, we’re creating moments for the Rush community to gather in celebration.

Whether you’re a student, a faculty member, a Rush University graduate or another member of the Rush family, you’ll find an opportunity this year to join together around shared memories or new ideas.

More events and details will be added here in the weeks ahead.


Rush University Commencement

Graduates cross the stage during a commencement ceremony

April 30, 2022

The celebration of Rush’s 50th anniversary kicked off at Commencement 2022, when nearly 850 graduating students joined the distinguished group of health care leaders who are Rush University alumni. Graduates were joined by faculty, family and friends to celebrate their accomplishments at Chicago’s Credit Union 1 Arena.


Diversity Week

A group of diverse medical students stands together outside for a photo

October 9-13, 2022

Each year, Rush University celebrates the essential contributions of diverse health care professionals to the field of medicine, and to our learning community. For our 50th anniversary year, we’re inviting speakers to explore advancements toward racial equity from throughout Rush’s history. 

  • Watch for event details coming soon 


All Alumni Weekend

A tour participant holds up his phone to take a photo of a large sign in the Atrium

October 21-22, 2022

As part of Rush University’s 50th anniversary, we are celebrating all our alumni. Join us for a weekend-long celebration, connect with University leaders and fellow alumni, current and former faculty, students, staff and friends, and celebrate the history of University’s exciting vision for the future.