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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

Looking Back

UC Davis historical timeline

1960s

1960

Enrollment in the College of Letters and Science equals that of the College of Agriculture for the first time.

1961

The UC Davis Graduate Division is established. The Department of Dramatic Art and Speech is formed.

1962

A college of engineering is established at the Davis campus. The Institute of Governmental Affairs is organized.

1963

Image: 1963 Wyatt Pavilion moves

The stock-judging pavilion is moved, converted into an Elizabethan theater and renamed the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre.

Regents formally establish law school.

1965

Image: 1965 Crocker overhead

The regents vote to establish a medical school at Davis. The Crocker Nuclear Laboratory is completed. Students are admitted to the first law class.

1967

Image: 1967 Wellman

UC President Clark Kerr is fired. Harry R.Wellman, a vice president for agricultural sciences, succeeds him as acting head of the UC system.

The semester system is replaced by a quarter system.

Image: 1967 MU busses

Double-decker buses are purchased by the Associated Students of UC Davis (ASUCD).

1968

Charles J. Hitch, an economist, is named UC president, succeeding acting President Harry R. Wellman.

Image: 1968 law school construction

School of Law moves into $1.9 million building.