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ABOUT THIS SITE

Upsala College closed its doors as an institution of higher education on May 31st, 1995. Left behind is a 102 year old tradition of excellence. This site is a humble tribute to her loving memory and a virtual home for those who miss her and treasure her gifts.
"Long May Her Glory Shine!"

WHY THIS SITE WAS CONSTRUCTED

When I first saw Upsala I was a dreamy-eyed Freshman in the Summer of '71. I'd catch the #49 bus from my home in Roselle and take the 45-minute ride to the end of the line, Brick Church Station. Even then there was a downtown East Orange to marvel at. Muir's Department Store was on the corner of Prospect and Main Streets, right across from the old, red brick church. I'd pass the Berkeley Secretarial School as I made my way up Prospect.

On my way home, I'd peek in at the Brick Church Pub where, in later years, I'd become a regular customer. I remember how fine the apartment buildings along Prospect St. and Park Avenue used to seem and would think how nice it'd be to live so close to the campus. East Orange was quite a city in those days. Clean. Quiet. With so many trees! That's how I remember it. That's how much of it still is.

Upsala was a-buzz with activity. With an enrollment of close to 2,000 students, she was unquestionably the center of my universe. The happiest years of my life were spent within her boundaries. The friendships she nurtured are innumerable. I owe everything to Upsala and dedicate this site to keeping her memory alive.

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