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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

  • June 05, 1911 Colorado Legislature passed an act to make the State Normal School at Greeley  the State Teachers College of Colorado
  • June 13, 1890 Cranford cornerstone laid
  • June 13, 1936 Residence halls dedicated (Sabin, Snyder, Tobey-Kendel). ("Residence Hall Dedicated June 13," Mirror, May 29, 1936, p. 1; "College Resident Halls Dedicated Saturday Night," Mirror, June 15, 1936, p. 1)
  • June 13, 1990 Cranford Park dedicated
  • June 16, 1972 Cranford Hall demolition--last day
  • June 23, 1948 5th President: William Robert Ross inaugurated (1947-1964)--Colorado State College of Education