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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

Looking Back

UC Davis historical timeline

1910s

1911

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

1912

Alumni association formed.

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.

1914

Image: 1914 Quad Hay Harvesting

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

1915

Image: 1915 orchestra

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

1916

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.

Image: 1916_livestock

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

1919

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