||Legislative act adopted recognizing Indiana University as "The
University of the State."|
|Alfred Ryors (1852-53) named second president.
||William Mitchell Daily (1853-59) named third president.
||First College Building destroyed by fire.|
|Indiana University Alumni Association founded.
Second College Building constructed (used for Preparatory
Department, 1885-90; sold to Bloomington School Board for use as a high
||Theophilus A. Wylie serves six months as acting president.|
|John Hiram Lathrop (1859-60) named fourth president.
||Cyrus Nutt (1860-75) named fifth president.
||IU president made a member-ex-officio of the State Board of
||IU becomes one of the first state universities to admit women.|
|The Indiana Student (now the Indiana Daily Student) first
|Men's baseball team becomes IU's first known athletic
|Legislative act begins annual appropriations, March 8.
||Sarah Parke Morrison becomes first woman graduate.
||Science Hall at Seminary Square completed (destroyed by fire 1883).
||Lemuel Moss (1875-84) named sixth president.
||Charles Henry Gilbert becomes first to receive Ph.D. degree.|
|Following fire at Seminary Square, citizens of Monroe County pledge
$50,000 to the university.|
|Dunn Woods, located east of downtown Bloomington, purchased from
Moses F. Dunn.|
|First intercollegiate game (baseball) played by an IU team.
||Wylie and Owen Halls constructed on new campus (named University
|Elisha Ballantine named acting president.
||David Starr Jordan (1885-91) named seventh president.|
|Mitchell Hall (named Maxwell Hall until 1894) constructed on new
||Men's football team started. |
|Reorganization of curriculum to major subject and departmental
||With the purchase of a chronoscope, future IU and American
Psychological Association president William Lowe Bryan founded the oldest
continuing psychology laboratory in the United States.
||Department of Physical Training for Women established, with gym in
|Summer School established.|
Library Hall (renamed Maxwell Hall in 1894) constructed.
|Preparatory Department abolished.
||John Merle Coulter (1891-93) named eighth president.|
|Legislative act adopted providing for election by alumni of three
|Department of Physical Training for Men established, with gym in Owen
|First IU extension course offered in Indianapolis.
||Men's Gymnasium completed (converted into a carpenter's shop after
1896, razed in 1932).
|IU wins Intercollegiate Baseball Championship series by a score of
13 to 11 against DePauw.
Arbutus, the campus yearbook, is first published.
||Joseph Swain (1893-1902) named ninth president.
|Hail to Old IU, IU's official Alma Mater, is first
performed on March 10 by the IU glee club at a state contest in
Indianapolis. The words were written by J.T. Giles, who organized the
club, based on an old Scottish song.
||Kirkwood Hall constructed.
||Marcellus Neal became IU's first black graduate with an A.B. in
|Trustees purchase 10 acres north and east of campus from Moses F.
Dunn (Dunn cemetery excepted).
||Women's Gym moved to Mitchell Hall.
|Second Men's Gymnasium constructed (renamed Assembly Hall in 1917;
razed in 1938).
||Men's basketball team started.
||Kirkwood Observatory constructed.|
|Wylie Hall partly destroyed by fire.
||William Lowe Bryan (1902-37) named tenth president.|
|Science Hall constructed (renamed Ernest Hiram Lindley Hall in
||School of Medicine established.
||Graduate School established.
||Student Building constructed with funds from private
|Alpha Hall opens.
||Second Library Building completed (renamed Student Services Building
in 1972, Joseph Amos Franklin Hall in 1988).
||School of Education established.|
Theordore F. Rose Well House built with portals of the Second College
||The Indiana Union for Men established.
||Biology Hall completed (renamed Swain Hall East in 1957).
||Extension Division established (renamed Continuing Education in 1965,
School of Continuing Studies in 1975).
|Indiana, Our Indiana, the most recognized of IU's fight songs,
was first performed by the IU Band in November, at a football game against
Northwestern. The song has since been played at every IU football and
||IU Alumni Association formed.
||Training School for Nurses established (renamed School of Nursing in
||Department of Military Science established.|
|Men's gym completed.
||School of Commerce and Finance established (renamed School of Business
Administration in 1933, School of Business in 1938, Kelley School of
Business in 1998).
||School of Music established.
|Three-year Memorial Fund Campaign begins.
||Commerce Building constructed (renamed Business Administration
Building in 1935, Social Science Building in 1941, William A. Rawles Hall
||President's house completed.|
|Washington Hall dormitory constructed (renamed South Hall in 1925,
Ulysses H. Smith Hall in 1959).
||Women's Memorial Hall completed.|
Memorial Stadium (renamed Tenth Street Stadium in 1971) completed.
The "Old Oaken Bucket" makes its first appearance during the IU-Purdue
football game at which the Stadium is dedicated. Stadium will
be demolished in 1982 to make way for the construction of Arboretum.
||Field House completed (renamed Ora L. Wildermuth Intramural Center in
||Hoagy Carmichael publishes Star Dust at the age of 26.
||Chemistry Building completed.|
|Professor Rolla N. Harger invents the Drunk-O-Meter, the
first successful machine for testing human blood alcohol content. Harger
turns over the patent to the IU Foundation, for whom it becomes a surprise
||Indiana University Memorial Union completed (additions made in 1939
and 1946), becoming the world's largest college union building.|
|Men's wrestling and track teams win NCAA championships.
||Administration Building (renamed William Lowe Bryan Administration
Building in 1957), School of Music Building, and Forest Hall (renamed
Goodbody Hall in 1962) completed. Alpha Hall (first women's dormitory)
purchased by University (razed in 1961).|
|IU Foundation established.
||Herman B Wells named acting president.|
|School of Medicine Building at Bloomington completed (renamed Burton
D. Myers Hall in 1958).
||Herman B Wells (1938-62) named eleventh president.|
|School of Business established.|
|University School (renamed Wendell W. Wright School of Education
Building in 1979) and Stores and Services Building (renamed Ernie Pyle
Hall in 1954) completed.|
|John Bradford donates 900 acres of family land to IU (by 1956 Bradford
Woods recreational area was enlarged to 2,300 acres).|
|Men's cross country team wins NCAA championship.
||Alfred C. Kinsey Institute established.|
|Beech (renamed Morrison Hall in 1942) and Sycamore Halls added to
Memorial and Goodbody Halls to form Agnes E. Wells Quandrangle.|
|North Hall (renamed Cravens Hall in 1959) and West Hall (renamed
Edmondson Hall in 1959) added to men's residence complex (renamed Collins
Living Learning Center in 1981).|
|Construction of the Business and Economics Building (renamed
Woodburn Hall in 1971).|
|Men's basketball and cross country teams win NCAA championships.
||IU Auditorium completed.|
|One of the world's first cyclotrons becomes operational at IU.
||Junior Division established (renamed University Division in
|Professor Woodburn's home on North College Avenue donated.|
|Men's cross country team wins NCAA championship.
IU bestows its first honorary doctorate on former student and Pulitzer
Prize winner Ernie Pyle.
||School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation established.|
|IU wins Big 10 football championship.
||IU zoologist Hermann J. Muller wins Nobel Prize.|
|Several army buildings moved to campus for housing and classroom use.
Dormitory unit completed (renamed John W. Ashton Center in 1980).
||Home of IU’s first president, Andrew Wylie, purchased (restored
||Alfred Kinsey publishes Sexual Behavior in the Human Male,
which becomes a national best-seller.|
|America's first degree-granting folklore program initiated.|
|Archives of Folk and Primitive Music founded (renamed Archives of
Traditional Music in 1965).|
|East Hall constructed (burned in 1968).|
|Link Observatory and income-producing property for its upkeep donated
by Goethe and Helen Link.
||Geologic Field Station established in Cardwell, Montana, on 60 acres
given by the state of Montana.|
|Men's Quadrangle (renamed Joseph H. Wright Quadrangle in 1959) and
University Apartments completed.
||IU Press established.
||IU holds first Little 500 bicycle race, which will become an annual
|First pre-optometry courses offered in the fall.
||Indiana Memorial Union organization admits women for the first
||Men's basketball team wins NCAA championship.
||120 acres north of campus purchased from Faris estate.
||Married housing unit completed (renamed Hepburn, Nutt, Bicknell, and
Banta apartments in 1959).|
|Jordan Hall of Biology and Smithwood Hall (renamed Daniel Read Hall in
||Beck Chapel constructed and School of Law building completed.|
|Crest toothpaste, using a formula developed by three IU researchers,
first sold nationally.
||Evermann Apartments completed.
||Ballantine Hall and Tower Quadrangle (renamed Nellie S. Teter
Quadrangle in 1961) completed.|
|Biddle Continuation Center opens.
||Lilly Library opens as a storehouse of rare and precious books.|
|Seventeenth Street Football Stadium (renamed Indiana Memorial Stadium
in 1971) and Athletic Field House completed.|
|Married Student Housing complex (renamed Redbud Hill Apartments in
||Graduate School of Business established.|
|Woodlawn Dormitories (Morgan, Brown, Monroe, and Green Halls) and
Ruby C. Mason cooperative housing unit completed.|
|Showalter Fountain completed.|
|Men's swimming team wins first of 20 consecutive Big Ten
||Elvis Jacob Stahr Jr. (1962-68) named twelfth president.|
|Herman B Wells named University Chancellor.|
|Fine Arts Building, Geology Building, Campus View Apartments,
Residence Halls Administration Building, and Royer Pool
IU alumnus James Watson becomes the youngest Nobel laureate ever, as he
and two others are honored for discovering the structure of DNA.
||Aerospace Research Applications Center established under contract with
NASA (moved to Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research at IUPUI in
|Psychology Building, Administrative Services Building, Radio and
Television Building, and John W. Foster Quadrangle completed.|
|Trustees designate Dunn Meadow the official campus site for open
speech and debate.
||Paul V. McNutt Quadrangle and new University School completed.
||Wendell L. Willkie Quadrangle and Tulip Tree House completed.
||Graduate Library School established (renamed School of Library and
Information Science in 1980).|
|School of Business Building, Student Health Center, and Forest and
Herman T. Briscoe Quadrangles completed.|
||University acquires 245 acres on Monroe Reservoir to house Biological
||Herman B Wells serves as IU interim president. Joseph Lee Sutton
named 13th President of Indiana University.|
|University's 150th Birthday Fund Drive publicly announced.|
|Optometry Building and Speech and Hearing Building completed.|
|East Hall destroyed by fire.|
|Men's swimming team wins NCAA championship.|
|Hoosier football team plays in Rose Bowl.
||John W. Snyder named acting Chancellor of IUB from June to July. Byrum
E. Carter becomes Chancellor of Bloomington campus of Indiana
|Third Library Building completed.|
|Second Library Building damaged by fire (now Franklin Hall).|
|Eigenmann Graduate Residence Center completed.
|Credit Union Building completed.|
|Men's swimming team wins NCAA championship.
||John W. Ryan (1971-87) named fourteenth president.|
|Assembly Hall, Musical Arts Center, Glenn Black Archaeological
Laboratory, and Publications/Printing Services Building completed.|
|Metz Carillon donated by Arthur R. Metz Foundation.|
|AIAW begins first intercollegiate competition for women.
||School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) established.|
|Poplars Hotel purchased and renamed Poplars Research and Conference
|Second Library Building renovated as Student Services Building
(renamed Joseph Amos Franklin Hall in 1988).|
|Men's swimming team wins NCAA championship. Team member Mark Spitz
goes on to win seven gold medals at the Olympics. Coach Doc Counsilman
leads both teams.
||Black Culture Center established.|
|Latino Culture Center (La Casa) established.|
|Men's swimming team wins NCAA championship.
||Bloomington re-organized as one of IU's core campuses (along with
Indianapolis). Title of "Chancellor" changed to "Vice President of the
|Department of Journalism established within COAS. Will become an
independent school in 1989.|
|IU Foundation constructs Showalter House.|
|IU offers first course on comic book history, taught by law
student Michael Uslan, who will go on to produce the Oscar-winning movie
Batman in 1989|
|African American Arts Institute founded by Herman Hudson as home
for Soul Revue and the new African American Dance Company. American
Choral Ensemble founded the following year.
||Robert M. O'Neil appointed Vice President of the Bloomington
|School of Optometry and School of Continuing Studies established.
||Men's basketball team wins NCAA championship.|
|New IU Cyclotron Facility begins operation.
||New Geology Core Storage Building opens.|
|Andrew Wylie House entered on National Register of Historic
||Animal Care Building completed.|
Breaking Away filmed on campus. Alumnus Steve Tesich wins an
Oscar for his screenplay.
||Music Practice Building completed.|
|Old Crescent buildings (Franklin Hall, Student Building, Maxwell
Hall, Owen Hall, Wylie Hall, Kirkwood Hall, Lindley Hall, Rose Well House,
and Kirkwood Observatory) listed on Indiana Register of Historic
|Football team wins Holiday Bowl.
||Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis appointed Vice President of the Bloomington
Information Center opens.|
|Old Crescent buildings placed on National Register of Historic
||School of Journalism becomes systemwide school.|
|School of Music students present first performance by a university
company at Metropolitan Opera House.|
|Little 500/Soccer Stadium opens (renamed Bill Armstrong Stadium in
|IU Art Museum completed.|
|Men's basketball team wins NCAA championship.
||Memorial service held for composer and IU alumnus Hoagy
|Composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein in residence as first fellow
of Institute for Advanced Study.|
|William Hammond Mathers Museum completed.|
|American Studies program in Yugoslavia (IU/Zagreb University)
|Women's tennis team wins AIAW championship.|
|Men's soccer team wins NCAA championship.
||Institutes established for American Theatre Studies, Molecular and
Cellular Biology, and Materials Research.|
|Men's soccer team wins NCAA championship.
||American Indian Studies Institute established.
||Campaign for Indiana begins public fund drive.|
|Malaysia Project established.|
|National Center for Excellence in Education funded with six million
|Transportation Center established.
||IU Foundation celebrates fiftieth anniversary.|
|Herman B Wells Program for Outstanding Young Scholars, a four-year
scholarship program, announced.|
|Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation established.|
|Construction begins on addition to Chemistry Building.|
||Thomas Ehrlich becomes fifteenth president.|
|Institute for the Study of Human Capabilities announced.|
|Men's basketball team wins fifth NCAA championship.|
Sample Gates dedicated.
||IU celebrates 150th anniversary of university status.|
|Title of "Vice President of the Bloomington Campus" changed to
"Chancellor, Indiana University Bloomington".|
|Hoosier football team wins the Liberty Bowl.
||School of Fine Arts renamed the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine
|The Student Building catches fire during renovations.
||Myles Brand becomes IU's sixteenth president.|
|School of Music graduate program ties for first place with Juilliard
and Eastman in U.S. News and World Report ranking.|
|Professor of English Yusef Komunyakaa wins Pulitzer Prize for
|Softball team wins its fifth Big Ten championship.
||Student Recreational Sports Center opens.|
|Bess Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center opens.
||HEC approves Associate of Arts degree.|
|John Mellencamp Pavilion, the IU Advanced Research and Technology
Institute, and the IU Research Park open.|
|Dalai Lama visits Bloomington campus.|
|Wylie Hall rededicated following completion of three-year
||Trustees approve observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, beginning
|Center for Mathematics Education established to improve K-12 education
|Sears and IU School of Business establish Center for Education and
Research in Retailing.|
|Price Waterhouse Center for Information Technology established at IU
School of Business.|
|IU School of Business becomes IU's Kelley School of Business, in
honor of philanthropist and alumnus E. W. Kelley.|
|The Jack and Linda Gill Center for Instrumentation and Measurement
||IU and Microsoft form licensing agreement, making IU the first
university in the U.S. to make Microsoft's software available to students,
faculty, and staff.|
|Asian Culture Center established.|
|Congress awards IU $1 million to establish the Midwest Proton
Radiation Institute at the IU Cyclotron Facility.
||IU receives $30 million grant from Lilly Endowment for IT research
|University Chancellor Herman B Wells named IU's Man of the
|Establishment of School of Informatics approved.|
|Memorial fund established to honor graduate student Won Joon Yoon,
who was shot and killed by white supremacist Benjamin Smith.|