STORIES From Alumni & Friends
I’ve found a home at Tusculum. Here, I’m surrounded by friends that feel like family. We have so much fun together.
Not only did Tusculum change the economic and professional trajectory of our family, it gave me confidence in my emerging abilities and rewarded me with the richest of lifetime friendships...
Tusculum gave me the opportunity to pursue my passions while exploring new avenues for learning, service, and involvement. I am a better person for having been there.
The Tusculum experience is different from other schools because of the community and relationships formed with professors and fellow students.
The amazing professors in the Science department challenged my classmates and me throughout our time at Tusculum, and we are extremely grateful!
HISTORY Celebrating Our 225th Anniversary
Tennessee's First University
Established in 1794
Founded in 1794, Tusculum University is the oldest institution of higher education in Tennessee, the twenty-eighth oldest in the nation, and the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Hezekiah Balch charters Greeneville College which will become Tusculum University
"Old College" is built due to growth in student enrollment! It is on the oldest academic building on Tusculum's campus.
McCormick Hall is built using funds donated by Nettie Fowler McCormick, widow of Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the mechanical reaper.*