Sister Bogel1957

Immaculata Teacher Training School opens at the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph in Hamburg, NY.  Sister Edwina Bogel is first president.


Named changed to Immaculata College

First Graduating class in 19621962

The first graduating class from then Immaculata College consisted of nine sisters.


Charter amended to admit lay women

Construction of Hilbert's campus1967

Construction starts on a major five-building project on the land adjacent to the FSSJ Motherhouse.

Completion of McGrath library and Bogel Hall1969

Bogel Hall and McGrath Library open.

Named changed to Hilbert College.  Named after Mother Colette Hilbert, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph.

Admittance of lay men begins.

St. Joseph and the Campus Center open1970

Campus Center and St. Joseph Residence Hall open.

Sr. Edmunette Paczesny becomes second President1974

Sr. Edmunette Paczesny named second president.


Hafner Recreation Center opens.


Hilbert offers two-year degrees in criminal justice, data processing, and business administration/retail management.


Hilbert begins offering four-year degrees.


First season in NCAA Division III

Janet Reno at Hilbert1996

Construction begins on Franciscan Hall.

Former Attorney General Janet Reno is Commencement speaker.

Franciscan Hall opens1997

New administration building, Franciscan Hall, opens.

St. Francis Sculpture id dedicated2003

St. Francis Sculpture is dedicated.

First phase of apartment-style housing opens.

Enrollment tops 1000 for the first time.

Hafner Fitness Center is opened2005

Groundbreaking for Paczesny Hall and William E. Swan Auditorium.

Hafner Recreation Center is expanded and new fitness center opens.

Cynthia Zane becomes President2006

Sr. Edmunette Paczesny steps down after 32-year presidential tenure.

Cynthia Zane becomes Hilbert's third president and first lay president.

Paczesny Hall and William E. Swan Auditorium open.

Trinity Hall is opened2009

Trinity Hall opens.

Hibert College Men's lacrosse is added2010

Men's Lacrosse is added as an NCAA Division III sport.


Hilbert begins offering its first graduate level programs.



Hilbert begins offering adult and evening programs in an accelerated format.


2Hilbert Women's lacrosse is added013

Hilbert adds Women's Lacrosse as an NCAA Division III sport.

Hilbert introduces 4+1 programs, restructured business programs and Hilbert Reads initiative.

 Hilbert Blueprint - Building LeadershipHilbert introduces Blueprint for student success.


New student lounge created in Hafner Recreation Center.



Innovative joint Cybersecurity major introduced.