College students pose for a photo.

Picture This—60 Years of Educational Excellence

Michelle McCarthy

Take a visual stroll down memory lane and witness the transformational experience of the CSU throughout the years.

College students pose for a photo.

​​​​​There's something about big milestones in life that can evoke feelings of nostalgia. All of a sudden, you're rustling through old scrapbooks, dusting off photographs and calling to mind memories that bring a smile to your face.

When the California State University blew out 60 candles last April, we marked the occasion on a grand scale. Following a theme every month, all 23 CSU campuses shared photos from their past and present. Images include faculty members, students, staff and alumni from all six decades of the CSU's existence, capturing moments from the rich experience of college life.

Since the signing of the Donahoe Higher Education Act into law on April 27, 1960, the CSU has grown to become the largest system of four-year higher education in the nation. When you stop to think about the vast number of lives touched by the university, it can be awe-inspiring.

We invite you to revisit the CSU's celebration of 60 years of educational excellence. Here's to 60 more!​

View the complete CSU 60​th anniversary photo collection.