William Jennings Bryan credited with idea of creating a "Pan American University" in Miami
December 18: George Merrick announces Coral Gables will become "Miamiís University suburb."
April 8: University obtains charter to operate.
First Board of Regents selects campus site.
Cornerstone is laid for Merrick building February 4
$8 million pledges raised, George Merrick gives 160 acres
Uncompleted Anastasia Building leased for temporary use
Devastating hurricane hits Miami in mid-September
First student registers on October 15
First faculty meeting held October 15
First student assembly is convened on October 18
Classes begin in the hurriedly renovated Anastasia Building or "cardboard college"
Classes offered through College of Liberal Arts and School of Music
First football team defeats Rollins College 7-0
Bowman Foster Ashe appointed first president of UM
First UM newspaper, The University News, is published as an insert to the Miami Riviera
The University of Miami football team plays the University of Havana
Honor society that would become Iron Arrow is formed
School of Music founded by Bertha Foster; part of University from beginning
First football team ends year undefeated.
Publication of first Ibis yearbook
First class graduates on June 6
UM football team meets with first defeat after ten straight victories
John Llewellyn Skinner initiates the first program in architecture at UM
UM Opera Association formed; first production to be opera "Martha" by Flotow
School of Law formally created; courses had been offered beginning in October 1926
Miami Hurricanes football team defeats Athletic Club of Cuba, 62-0
Schools of Education and Business Administration created
First issue of The Miami Hurricane, the renamed student newspaper hits the stands
Stock market crash ends South Florida land boom; $15 million pledges never received
Students go door to door in Coral Gables collecting funds to keep UM open
Law School first graduating class and faculty
School of Education appoints its first dean, Henry S. West