University of Jamestown
Motto Latin:
Lux et Veritas

Motto in English

Lite and Truth
Type Individual university
Established 1883 (1883)

Religious amalgamation

Endowment $45 meg[ane]
President Dr. Polly Peterson
Provost Dr. Paul J. Olson
Students 1290[1]



N Dakota





46.914°Northward 98.698°West
46.914; -98.698




46.914°North 98.698°West
46.914; -98.698

Campus Urban (110 acres)[ane]
Colors Orange and Black

Athletics NAIA — GPAC — ACHA
Nickname Jimmies
Affiliations APCU
Mascot Knight
Website world wide
UofJ Logo 69-98+k.jpg

University of Jamestown
is a private Christian[2]
university in Jamestown, Northward Dakota. Founded in 1883 past the Presbyterian Church,[3]
information technology has almost 1,300 students enrolled and has been co-educational from its founding. Until August 2013, the school was known every bit
Jamestown College.[4]



The Unruh and Sheldon Centre for Business organisation and Computer Science

The University of Jamestown was founded equally Jamestown College in 1883, but closed fairly quickly during the low of 1893. The school reopened in 1909 and has remained in operation ever since.

In 1979, Jamestown College’southward football team went to the NAIA National Championships.[v]

Two graduates of the institution have become Rhodes Scholars.[half-dozen]

In 2013, in low-cal of a new master’s program and applied doctorate degree program, Jamestown College changed its name to the University of Jamestown.[4]

In 2018, Dr. Robert Badal retired from his position as university president after serving in the role for virtually 16 years. He was succeeded past Dr. Polly Peterson.[7]



The University of Jamestown athletic teams, nicknamed the Jimmies, are office of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Great Plains Athletic Briefing (GPAC) since the 2018–19 school year. The Jimmies formerly competed in the North Star Able-bodied Association, the now-defunct Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC), likewise as an Contained of the
Association of Independent Institutions
(AII). Starting in 2016–17 The University of Jamestown introduced a Men’s ice hockey team that competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Clan Division 1 (ACHA); a Division II men’south squad started competitive play in 2020-2021. The school announced in 2021 that they would field a women’s hockey team for the 2022-2023 season. Men’s sports include hockey, baseball, basketball game, cross country, football, golf, soccer, rails and field, volleyball, and wrestling; while women’southward sports include basketball, cantankerous state, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, runway & field, volleyball, and wrestling. The University as well boasts a co-ed eSports team.[8]

Notable people




  • Richard K. Armey (1962), U.S. Representative from Texas and House Bulk Leader
  • Ron Erhardt (1953), head jitney of the NFL New England Patriots
  • Ralph R. Erickson (1980), erstwhile main judge on the U.s.a. District Court for the District of North Dakota and judge on the Us Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • Jessica Haak, former member of the Due north Dakota Business firm of Representatives
  • Donald D. Lorenzen (1920–eighty), Los Angeles, California, Metropolis Council member, 1969–77
  • George W. Johnson, President of George Stonemason University (1979–1996)[9]
  • Cory Mantyka, Canadian football actor
  • Barbara McClintock (1976), illustrator and writer of children’s books
  • David Nething, Onetime member of the Due north Dakota Land Senate
  • Raquel Pa’aluhi,[10]
    professional Mixed Martial Artist, currently competing for Invicta FC[eleven]
  • Alvin Plantinga (1950), John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Matriarch. Author and philosopher
  • Jasper Schneider, former acting administrator of the USDA Rural Utilities Service
  • Kurt Schork (1969), reporter
  • Kyle Schweigert, caput football bus at the University of North Dakota
  • J. J. Syvrud, American football player



  • Larry Woiwode, accomplished author and poet, serving as Poet Laureate of the Land of North Dakota since 1995
  • William A. Wojnar, classical organist and Professor Emeritus of Music

See likewise


  • Voorhees Chapel



  1. ^




    “University of Jamestown – All-time Colleges – Education – US News and Earth Report”. The states News and Earth Report. Retrieved

  2. ^

    “Our Mission”. University of Jamestown. 2020. Retrieved
    October 13,

  3. ^

    “Our History”.
    University of Jamestown
    . Retrieved
    February 16,

  4. ^



    “Jamestown College is now Academy of Jamestown” (Printing release). Academy of Jamestown. August 21, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved

  5. ^

    “NAIA Football game Championship History”
    (PDF). National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 2008-01-03. Archived from the original
    on 2008-10-29. Retrieved

  6. ^

    “Rhodes Scholarships: Number of Winners by Institution”
    (PDF). U.S. Rhodes Scholarships: Number of Winners past Establishment, U.Due south. Rhodes Scholars 1904 – 2018.

  7. ^

    Keith Norman, University of Jamestown president to retire,
    West Fargo Pioneer
    (February sixteen, 2018).

  8. ^

    Fairbanks, Katies. “UJ starting up eSports squad”. The Jamestown Sun. Retrieved
    April iii,

  9. ^

    Shapiro, T. Rees (2017-06-03). “George W. Johnson, college president who transformed GMU, dies at 88”.
    Washington Post
    . Retrieved

  10. ^

    “Jamestown College – Women’south Wrestling Program History”. Archived from the original on 2011-01-21.

  11. ^

    “Raquel Pa’aluhi – Invicta Fighting Championships”.

External links


  • Official website
  • Official athletics website


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