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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

Looking Back

UC Davis historical timeline



The first students complete the Farm School program. A new campus yearbook, Agricola, makes its debut.


South Hall dormitory is built. The cost to attend the Farm School for eight months is estimated at $250 for board and room, fees and books.

Alumni association formed.


Image: 1914 Quad Hay Harvesting

West Hall is completed. The first women students arrive on campus from UC Berkeley.


Image: 1915 orchestra

The University Farm Orchestra is organized. A classroom and library building is completed.


Image: 1916_livestock

Animals from the University Farm herd sweep championships at the Chicago International Livestock Show. The yearbook is renamed Farm Rodeo.

The Davis Arch

The Davis Arch is built at the corner of Second and G streets through the joint efforts of the Women's Improvement Club, Davis businessmen and Cal Aggie students.


David P. Barrows, a political scientist, is elected president of the University of California in December, succeeding Benjamin Ide Wheeler.