Prime universe
(Capcom's primary storyline)
For the college in the Wildstorm comics, see Raccoon City College.

Raccoon University (referred to in the Biohazard Archives as "Raccoon City College") was an institution in Raccoon City based on the bank of the Circular river.[1] In addition to typical college campus facilities, the University housed an advanced laboratory for the Umbrella Corporation. Yoko Suzuki and Valerie Harmon were students at the university, while Greg Mueller and Peter Jenkins worked out of the facilities there.


Raccoon University was founded at some point before the Second World War, with the faculty building designed by a Japanese architect. The bell tower, iconic to the city, was completed in the 1940s at the latest.[note 1] The university's first President was named William A. FitzGerald.
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The main hall of the University.

During the t-Virus outbreak that ravaged the city in September 1998, Peter and Greg created an antidote for the virus, named Daylight. Though Peter managed to contact his friend George Hamilton, by the time the doctor arrived on campus Jenkins was already dead. Greg decided to test out his ultimate creation, the Tyrant Thanatos, releasing it into the University where it massacred a team of UBCS agents carrying out "Operation: Emperor's Mushroom".

The main campus of the University.

As a small group of survivors explored the campus and obtained Daylight, they witness the murder of Muller by UBCS monitor Nikolai Zinoviev, barely managing to escape in time thanks to the C-4 Explosives Zinoviev planted to cover his own exit. After a final battle with the mutilated Thanatos, the survivors were airlifted out of the city by members of the Raccoon Fire Department. Raccoon University was annihilated along with the rest of the city minutes later during the U.S. Government's airstrike.


Further notes

  • The BradyGames translation of Biohazard Archives led to "Raccoon City College" becoming "City College of Raccoon".
  • Elza Walker from BIOHAZARD 2 PROTOTYPE was intended to be a regular student of Raccoon University. Though It's unknown what the University may have looked like during that stage, had the game being completed.



  1. Outbreak gallery description: "ラクーン大学の象徴とも言える時計塔。 設立当時からほぼ変わらぬ姿で現存しており、 歴史的にも価値の高い建造物だ。 50年以上も変わらぬ音色で、 鐘の音は横内に響き渡る。"
  1. Sumner, Shotten, Owen (eds.), Archives, p.246.
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