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Celebrating 125 years

Pride and Perspectives

From its earliest days, the University of Northern Colorado has been highly regarded for its prestigious programs, innovation and caring faculty. Here, students and faculty collaborate and learn as they have for generations, with a vision of higher education that fuses learning with community engagement, research, passion and transformation. We are proud of our past, and look forward to the work that will carry this university forward, into the future. Join us for a look at the moments, memories and progress of our first 125 years.


From 1889-2014

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This month in History

  • April 01, 1889 Governor Job A. Cooper signed Senate Bill 104 to establish the State Normal School at Greeley
  • April 03, 1947 In a faculty meeting, George Frasier announced his resignation as President.  He had been president for 24 years. (McCowen diary)
  • April 14, 1970 Act approved changing the name of Colorado State College to the University of Northern Colorado
  • April 30 1970 KCBL-FM became KUNC at midnight on April 30, 1970 at the same time that CSC became UNC.