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University Hall, completed in 1869, is the oldest building on Northwestern University's campus. In 2001, the Illinois university celebrated its 150th anniversary and was featured on a stamped postal card.

On March 30, 2001, the Postal Service issued a 20 cent postal card in its Historic Preservation series to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, the third oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

St John's college celebrates 300 years of education in this 1996 Historical Preservation series postal card. The college traces its roots back to 1696. A charter in 1784 made it the first University of Maryland, five years later the first students were accepted.

The 150th anniversary of Girard College in Philadelphia, PA, was commemorated on a stamped postal card in the Historical Preservation series in 1998.

In 1999, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was featured on a stamped postal card, with a reproduction of a portion of an 1879 lithographic print of the university's Bascom Hall.

In 2009, the U.S. Postal Service commemorated Miami University's bicentennial by issuing a stamped card in the Historic Preservation series. The stamped image on the card depicts MacCracken Hall, a residence hall located on the South Quad of Miami University's main campus in Oxford, Ohio.

Founded as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England in 1754, the institution was renamed Columbia College after the Revolutionary War. Today it is officially known as Columbia University in the City of New York. In 2004, it was honored on a stamped card to commemorate the University's 250th anniversary.