The success of University College is based on the strength of our community: students, faculty, staff, and alumni. More than 50,000 people have become part of the University College alumni community since our founding in 1853.   The success of  UC alumni is a source of pride and inspiration to us all. Together, we celebrate lifelong learning, embrace diversity, and live out the UC motto: Parum claris lucem dare.  To shed light on that which is obscure.