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一道本不卡免费高清Late in 1880, brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs donated land and money to start an agricultural school in Connecticut. More than 130 years later, the University of Connecticut has become one of the top 25 public universities in the nation.

1881

Connecticut Gov. Hobart Bigelow signs legislation accepting Charles and Augustus Storrs’ gift of a former orphanage, 170 acres of farmland, $6,000, and a few barns, and establishing Storrs Agricultural School. Classes begin on Sept. 28 with three faculty members and 13 males enrolled.

1893

The Connecticut General Assembly approves the institution’s name change to Storrs Agricultural College and permits the admission of women, three years after Mansfield residents Nellie Wilson, Louise Rosebrooks, and Anna Snow became the first women to take classes at the school. Benjamin Koons’ title is changed from Principal to President. The school becomes Connecticut’s land-grant college.

1899

Storrs Agricultural College is renamed Connecticut Agricultural College.

Class of 1899, Connecticut Agricultural College. Fourteen men and five women in posed picture

一道本不卡免费高清 Class of 1899, Connecticut Agricultural College. Fourteen men and five women in posed picture.

1915

The College grants its first four-year Bachelor of Science degrees.

1920

一道本不卡免费高清Connecticut Agricultural College awards its first master’s degree.

1933

The institution is renamed Connecticut State College一道本不卡免费高清. The school begins awarding Bachelor of Arts degrees.

1934

The husky dog mascot is chosen through a survey in the student newspaper, The Connecticut Campus. A student contest results in naming the mascot Jonathan, for Jonathan Trumbull, Connecticut’s Revolutionary War-era governor.

1938

一道本不卡免费高清The College receives full accreditation by the Association of American Universities.

1939

Connecticut State College becomes the University of Connecticut.

1943

The University acquires the Hartford Colleges of Law and Insurance, effectively establishing the UConn School of Law. The Graduate School begins offering doctoral-level coursework.

1949

The University awards its first doctoral degrees — two in chemistry and one in genetics.一道本不卡免费高清 University trustees prohibit organizations that discriminate against or exclude individuals based on race, religion, or national origin.

John Depmsey Hospital

The building of John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, Connecticut.

1964

The board of trustees approves the UConn Health Center一道本不卡免费高清, a 106-acre, seven-building complex for medicine and dentistry with in- and out-patient facilities, three years after the schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine are sanctioned by the state legislature.

1975

John Dempsey Hospital opens at the Health Center campus in Farmington一道本不卡免费高清, three years after the first medical and dental school students receive their degrees.

1981

UConn’s women’s field hockey team wins their first NCAA Championship一道本不卡免费高清. The team is the first UConn women’s team sport to win an NCAA Championship. The University celebrates its centennial.

1985

UConn attains the prestigious designation of Research I institution from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

1995

The state general assembly adopts UCONN 2000, a 10-year, $1 billion plan to rebuild, renew, and enhance the University一道本不卡免费高清. The women’s basketball team wins the first of nine NCAA Division I championships under coach Geno Auriemma.

1999

The men’s basketball team wins the first of four NCAA Division I championships, defeating Duke University 77-74. Alumnus Raymond Neag donates $21 million to the School of Education and $2 million to the UConn Health Center, the largest single donation in University history.一道本不卡免费高清 Neag and his wife later donate $10 million to establish The Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.

1995 UConn Women's basketball team cheers from the bench

一道本不卡免费高清 Players from the 1995 UConn women's basketball team cheer from the bench after winning their first national championship.

2002

Building on the success of UCONN 2000, the state legislature passes 21st Century UConn一道本不卡免费高清, a $1.3 billion improvement plan.

2003

Rentschler Field, the 40,000-seat home of UConn football in East Hartford, opens.

2011

U.S. News & World Report ranks UConn among the Top 20 public universities in the nation.

2012

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announces an agreement to launch Jackson Laboratory’s $1.1 billion genomic medicine lab on the Farmington UConn Health campus as part of the Bioscience Connecticut initiative.

2013

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs into law Next Generation Connecticut一道本不卡免费高清, committing $1.7 billion in funding over a decade to enhance UConn’s infrastructure, hire additional faculty, and enroll more students, with an emphasis on STEM programs.

2014

Three UConn NCAA Division I Athletics teams win national championship titles in the 2013-2014 academic year: Field Hockey and Men’s and Women’s Basketball. UConn is the only school to have both basketball teams win titles in the same year, and we’ve done it twice (the first Dual Championship was in 2004). UConn develops a new Master Plan document that will shape the physical development of the Storrs campus over the next 20 years, helping to guide capital investments and ensuring the infrastructure supports the University’s mission.

Students using the NextGen Maker Space

Students using the NextGen Maker Space in the Peter J. Werth Residence Tower.

2015

The University breaks ground on the Innovation Partnership Building一道本不卡免费高清 at the UConn Tech Park, allowing UConn to forge new research partnerships with industry-leading companies.

2016

Peter J. Werth Residence Tower, UConn’s first new student residential facility in 13 years, opens.一道本不卡免费高清 The first project completed under the Next Generation Connecticut initiative, the eight-story building houses 727 students in eight Living/Learning Communities and includes innovations zones, makerspaces, and other resources for work and innovation.

2017

The women’s basketball team records its 111th consecutive victory, shattering all records in Division I basketball. The first permanent student housing outside Storrs opens in Stamford.
The state-of-the-art UConn Hartford campus in the heart of Connecticut’s capital city opens in the historic Hartford Times building.

2018

The largest freshman class in University history, more than 5,500 strong, arrives at UConn.

2018 class photo on the great lawn at UConn

一道本不卡免费高清 Class of 2022 class photo on the Great Lawn at UConn.