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50th Anniversary Gift - Classes of 1958 and 1959

Purdue University Gateway at Stadium Mall

Congratulations!  The alumni from the classes of 1958 and 1959 joined forces to raise funds for one of the most significant landmarks of Purdue University. The "Gateway to the Future" arch, constructed near the intersection of Stadium Avenue and University Street, is a gift in celebration of the 50th anniversary of each class’s graduation from Purdue.

Not since the construction of the Bell Tower in 1995 has a class had the opportunity to make such a permanent statement of commitment to Purdue University. Clearly, the classes of 1958 and 1959 will assure their place in Purdue history.

Total Funds Raised

  • $550,000 to create the arch
  • More than $150,000 in support of student scholarships