One hundred twenty-five years ago – on Nov. 5, 1889 – Roanoke Classical Seminary moved to North Manchester. Growing from the ideas and great personal sacrifices of its founders, Manchester College firmly took root.
Even in its beginnings, Manchester was committed to helping young people think critically in a haven for the exchange of respectful conversations about differences. It was and remains a place whose graduates would draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive and compassionate lives.
It is because of the dedication and integrity of its founders and those leaders who have followed that Manchester thrives as today as a dynamic and distinguished institution of higher learning.
We invite you to learn more about Manchester's history as you scroll through our timeline and browse through our scrapbook. This special website will grow as we travel through our 125th year. We hope you return often!