A Look Back: RMU Celebrates 90 Years
Patch takes a glimpse into the Moon-based university's past on its 90th anniversary
Robert Morris University turns 90 years old today — the Moon institution first opened its doors Sept. 21, 1921.
In honor of its anniversary, Patch takes a look back through RMU archival photos to catch a glimpse of how the university has grown and helped shape Moon Township.
In 1962, the then-Pittsburgh-based Robert Morris College purchased a 230-acre piece of property from the Oliver Kaufman family in Moon. Since then, its township campus has flourished: This year the university opened a $40 million School of Business complex and its 13th on-campus residence building, Peter Salem Hall.
When the school opened in 1921, it was known as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy and enrolled 25 students. Today RMU enrolls 5,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 1,700 of whom live on its Moon campus.
Upon the completion of its new media arts building, slated for 2012, the university will close its only remaining Pittsburgh property and be solely located in Moon Township.
Have any old photos of RMU? Send them to Moon Local Editor Jenna Staul at Jenna.Staul@patch.com. We'll feature them in the gallery.