July 2017

In January 1997, WGU's articles of incorporation were signed, and Western Governors University was born.

Summer 2017 Commencement is nearly upon us and we are excited to welcome so many of our graduates, alumni, and their families to Salt Lake City, Utah! With over 10,000 graduates, we've heard many amazing stories of perseverance and hard work. Two of these stories will be shared at the

WGU was founded by 19 U.S. Governors in 1997 and this year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary! A lot has changed in 20 years--especially in technology. Check out this infographic of what life was like in 1997...Enjoy! What was YOUR favorite part of 1997?

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