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OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL EVENTS
OF AUBURN UNIVERSITY

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1856

Auburn University founded under the name East Alabama Male College by the Alabama Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

1859

Doors opened to initial enrollment of 80 students

1861-1866

College closed due to War Between the States

1872

Name changed to Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical College, the State's Land-Grant College

1872

Graduate School created

1883

Agricultural Experiment Station System started

1892

Veterinary Medicine Studies Initiated by Dr. Charles Allen Carey

1892

Women students first admitted

1893

Auburn Alumni Association formed

1899

Name changed by Alabama Legislature to Alabama Polytechnic Institute

1914

Agricultural and Home Economics Cooperative Extension work initiated

1929

Engineering Experiment Station established

1937

Engineering Extension Service formed

1944

Auburn Research Foundation incorporated

1960

Name changed to Auburn University

1967

Auburn University at Montgomery approved by the State Legislature

1968

Awarding of 50,000th degree on Auburn Campus

1969

First freshman class admitted at Auburn University at Montgomery

1981

Awarding of 100,000th degree on Auburn Campus

1985

Major administrative reorganization initiated

1985

College status accorded Schools of Agriculture, Business, Education, Engineering and Veterinary Medicine

1985

Auburn Generations Fund concluded, having received in excess of $100 million in gifts and pledges

1986

Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences & Mathematics operationalized

1988

Enrollment tops 20,000

1989

Jordan-Hare Stadium hosts Auburn-Alabama football game

1993

Awarding of 150,000th degree on Auburn Campus

1995

School of Architecture restructured as College of Architecture, Design and Construction

1995

Merger of Alabama Cooperative Extension Service with extension activities of Alabama A&M to form Alabama Cooperative Extension System

1997

Auburn Men's Swimming and Diving Team wins first National Championship

Last Modified June 10, 1999