California State University, Fresno

A Century of Excellence


Fresno State has evolved from modest beginnings as a teachers college early in the 20th century into an acclaimed, culturally diverse, 21st century university offering educational opportunities through eight schools and colleges. Our students have applied what they’ve learned at Fresno State throughout California, around the world and into space, benefiting literally millions of people..

Throughout this evolution, the university has established itself as an integral part of the region. Fresno State has prepared thousands of individuals for careers, leadership and community service and forged community bonds that have helped conquer a broad spectrum of challenges, led innovative change and encourage positive thinking as the foundation for accomplishment. more

John D. Welty

Centennial Trilogy

It is with great pleasure that we present Centennial Trilogy, a collection of three songs that represent the musical heritage of Fresno State. more


Fresno State Centennial Book

Place your order for the commemorative book, Fresno State: A Century of Excellence, to be released summer of 2011. more

Library celebrates Fresno State's 100

Children at Fresno Normal School

From spring through fall 2011, the Henry Madden Library caps off the Centennial year by featuring a display of photographs and memorabilia from Fresno State' first 100 years.  This exhibition highlights the development of campus over the years and showcases the library from its earliest years to the present, all with items from the University Archives.

The exhibit may be viewed in the Special Collections Research Center on the fourth floor, South wing of the Henry Madden Library any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All are welcome.

Latest News

  • Centennial Cuvee
    This Bordeaux-style red wine blend will retail for $19.95 per bottle and features a beautifully designed commemorative label... more
  • Fashioning the Past
    If you love fashion, check out the blog created archiving the Theatre Department's collection of vintage garments… more
  • Centennial day declared by City of Fresno
    May 20, 2011 has been proclaimed "California State University, Fresno Centennial Commencement Day"... more
  • Fresno State "Notables" page
    Fresno State alumni are setting the pace in education, agriculture, industry and government... more
  • Interactive Historical Timeline
    What year did our football team enjoy an undefeated season? Who designed our memorial fountain?… more