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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

Looking Back

UC Davis historical timeline



Image: 1930 Sproul

Robert G. Sproul, the first native Californian to be named president of the university, succeeds William W. Campbell.


Image: 1932 wine making resumes

Prohibition ends, allowing the gradual resumption of research and instruction in wine making at Davis.

Image: 1932 boxing

The Aggie boxing team wins the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Competition.


The Cal Aggie Women's Association is organized by 17 female students. More than 500 students are enrolled in the fall semester.


A department of home economics is established, offering a two-year non-degree program.


Knowles A. Ryerson becomes resident head of the campus, renamed the College of Agriculture at Davis. One hundred and six courses are taught by 76 faculty.