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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

Looking Back

UC Davis historical timeline

1860s

1862

The U.S. Congress passes the Morrill Federal Land Grant Act, opening the way for land-grant universities.

1868

Image: 1868 depot in Davisville

The University of California is chartered as a land-grant university. Construction begins on a railroad depot and other buildings in Davisville.