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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

  • August 01, 1965 Dedication of the William Robert Ross Hall of Science
  • August 12, 1891 2nd President: Trustees elected Z. X. Snyder (1891-1915)
  • August 25, 1934 First doctorates awarded. Summer 1934 commencement. Doctor of Philosophy.
  • August 31, 1916 3rd President: Dr. John Grant Crabbe (1916-1924)
  • August 31, 1988 Academic year calendar based on semesters rather than quarters implemented