Mid-Century Capital Campaign raises over $132 million for the University

President Henry King Stanford retires

Edward T. "Tad" Foote takes reigns as fourth President of UM


Phi Beta Kappa chapter awarded;

UM Baseball team wins its first College World Series national championship

Reduction in undergraduate student body size begins; enrollment downsized by 2,000 to improve quality of students


School of Architecture created

School of International Studies established

Phi Beta Kappa Society installs UM chapter


UM wins first football national championship with win over Nebraska in the 50th Annual Orange Bowl Classic

Dante B. Fascell North-South Center established

UM establishes first residential college in Southeastern U.S.; named two years later to honor Florence Ruth Hecht, this college houses 450 undergraduates and has its own library, classrooms and computer laboratory

Women’s Golf Team wins national championship


UM Baseball Team wins second College World Series national championship

UM launches five-year $400 million capital campaign, the second largest campaign in the history of higher education

School of Communication is created

Iron Arrow begins accepting women; Dorothy Ashe Dunn, President Ashe’s daughter, is first woman honored

Basketball returns as a varsity sport after being dropped in the early 1970s


Vinny Testaverde wins Heisman trophy, first for UM

Honor Code and Honor Council are established after a student-initiated referendum

Time magazine names UM as one of nine "nifty" young colleges


UM Hurricanes win second football national championship

960 Buildings (Walsh and Rosborough student dormitory towers) rededicated as Henry King Stanford Residential College

UM Men’s Crew team wins national championship