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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

UC Davis at 100

Celebrating the past and planning to build for the next 100 years

Welcome to our UC Davis Centennial website developed to help the university celebrate our 100th birthday in 2008-09.

We started with a bang at UC Davis’ gigantic “open house” at the California State Fair in 2008 where thousands of visitors took in the UC Davis story while visiting the Sacramento fair.

Then, we kept that excitement alive through the year with a centennial-flavored Homecoming and Picnic Day and with special events, a video contest, television shows and city celebrations.

Look back at UC Davis’ history that began even before the doors opened in 1908, and see how we have grown from a pioneering “ag” school into a world-class university ranked among the best.

Read about the legendary people behind the names of our campus buildings, athletic facilities and museums. Learn from video conversations with many administrators and faculty members who focused on how they helpedcreate a major research university, department by department and college bycollege during the mid-to-late 20th century.

And, watch our history through the video lens of Sacramento public television station KVIE, which created the half-hour documentary UC Davis at 100.