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UC Davis Centennial
100 years of service, solutions, impact

Looking Back

UC Davis historical timeline



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


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


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


Regents formally establish law school.

Image: 1963 Wyatt Pavilion moves

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


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.


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).

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.


Image: 1968 law school construction

School of Law moves into $1.9 million building.

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