SJR State Celebrates 60 Years


Our History Is Only The Beginning

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If you live within this community, chances are good that your neighbor and many of your local health care professionals, law enforcement officers, teachers, and business/community leaders are graduates of St. Johns River State College. That's the advantage of having access to higher education right here at home, and that's what we love most about SJR State. We are a community of neighbors serving neighbors since 1958.

This diamond anniversary salutes six decades of academic excellence and the trailblazing alumni who began their academic journey at SJR State and voyaged ahead to become everything from doctors and judges to editors and artists.

Learn more about our history:


  • We look forward to celebrating SJR State's 60th Anniversary with you.

    February 2018
    Join us for a 60th Anniversary kickoff with CAKE!
    Tuesday, Feb. 20 - Palatka Campus, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Wednesday, Feb. 21 - St. Augustine Campus, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 22 - Orange Park Campus, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    March 2018
    Wednesday, March 7 - Spring Frolics on the Orange Park Campus
    Wednesday, March 14 - Spring Frolics on the Palatka Campus
    Thursday, March 15 - Spring Frolics on the St. Augustine Campus

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    April 2018
    Thursday, April 19 - SJR State Foundation Donor Appreciation Event
    Florida School of the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

    May 2018
    Diamond Anniversary magazine publishes

    June 2018
    June 14-16 - Florida School of the Arts alumni event
    Thursday, June 21 - Putnam County Chamber celebrates 60 Years with SJR State
    Business After Hours, Florida School of the Arts

    SAVE THE DATE - September 14, 2018
    Friday, September 14, 2018 - 60th Diamond Jubilee and Distinguished Alumni Gala
    The Thrasher-Horne Center - Orange Park Campus, 6 p.m.
    (Ticketed event)



    Susan Kessler
    Director of Public Relations and Publications
    (386) 312-4020