About Us
2022 - 2027 Strategic Plan
Fr. Louis Funcken

Founding of  St. Jerome’s College 
In January, founded by Fr. Louis Funcken of the Congregation of the Resurrection.

In July named College of St. Jerome.


The college of St. Jerome's

Act of Incorporation The College of St. Jerome’s 
was granted an Act of Incorporation “for the education of youth in the usual branches of a 
Collegiate Education” and moved to the village of Berlin.


University of St. Jerome's College

University of St. Jerome's College
The new Act of Incorporation changed the name to the University of St. Jerome’s College.


Federation with the  University of Waterloo

Federation with the University of Waterloo
In June, Federation with the University of Waterloo was completed, with the University of St. Jerome’s College identified as the founding college of the University of Waterloo.



New home at the University of Waterloo
A new College administration and academic building, as well as a men’s residence, were opened; the School Sisters of Notre Dame established a women’s residence (Notre Dame College), which existed at the institution until 1996.



Modernizing St. Jerome's Governance
A new Act of Incorporation introduced two noteworthy changes: someone other than the diocesan bishop was eligible to serve as Chancellor and the elimination of the requirement that the president be a member of the Congregation of the Resurrection.



Consolidated Act of Incorporation
In December, the province granted the Consolidated Act of Incorporation for St. Jerome’s University, which established the current composition of the Board and officially changed the name to St. Jerome’s University.


Fr. Louis Funcken

Introduction of first Graduate Program
Launched the Master's of Catholic Thought, the first graduate studies program.


Fr. Louis Funcken
2014 - 2020

Campus Renewal
(Started in 2014) Completion of the campus renewal project, included the new Ryan Hall and Siegfried Hall Residence Buildings, the new Academic Centre, renovations of Sweeney Hall, the Community Centre, the J.R. Finn Building, and Notre Dame Chapel, as well as a complete renovation and expansion of the Library.


2022 - 2023

Launch of the new Strategic and Academic Plans
Launch of 2022 - 2027 Strategic Plan and the launch of 2023 - 2026 Academic Plan.