Memorials and Statues: The Memorial Gateway

Memorial Gate
1928 Dedication of Memorial Gate

The Memorial Gateway on Upper College Road, constructed with the last remaining granite quarried on the campus, honors the men from the University who lost their lives during World War I.

In addition, a grove of 23 oak trees was planted at the gateway in remembrance of the 23 men who died fighting the war, out of the 313 who had enlisted from the University.  A bronze plaque, placed atop of a nearby boulder, lists the men’s names. On June 16, 1928, the gateway and memorial grove were dedicated on behalf of the alumni. It was restored and rededicated in June 2008.