Campus Buildings & Grounds

Campus Buildings & Grounds

1880s

  • 7/1886 Headquarters for the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station dedicated

    In July of 1886, there were elaborate ceremonies at the site, including speeches by prominent state officials, a procession of guests, and the laying of a cornerstone.

  • 8/1888 Cornerstone laid for first building (Holladay Hall)

    The cornerstone was laid for the first building on campus, originally called Main Building but later named Holladay Hall.

  • 1889 Construction on Main Building (later Holladay Hall) completed

    This building would later be renamed Holladay Hall, in recognition of the first President of the university, Alexander Holladay. The building was constructed of 1.5 million "penitentiary bricks" made at the State Prison in Raleigh.

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  • 1889 D. H. Hill, First Librarian

    Daniel Harvey Hill, the library namesake, began his career at North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College (now NCSU) upon its opening in 1889. He engaged in the common nineteenth-century practice of serving as both a professor (of English) and the college librarian, the institution’s first. This responsibility was not a major burden, as the early library occupied only a reading room in the Main Building (later Holladay Hall). For the first ten years of the ... More

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1890s

  • 1890 Mechanical Building constructed

    The Old Mechanical Building, designed by Professor J.H. Kinealy, housed the entire department of Mechanical Engineering including the shops.

  • 1890 Memorial Oak planted

    The first class of students planted the tree that became known at the Memorial Oak. The tree lived until 1990, when it was removed because of a fungal disease. It is depicted in the chancellor's seal, and some of the wood was made into a table for the chancellor's office.

  • 1892 First Dairy Barn built

    NC State's first dairy barn stood behind Holladay Hall. Several more were added in 1909, where Reynolds Coliseum now stands.

  • 1893 Third Dormitory opens
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  • 1893 First Dormitory opens
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  • 1893 Second Dormitory opens
  • 1894 Fourth Dormitory opens
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  • 1896 First Power House built between Holladay and Leazar
  • 1896 Primrose Hall opens
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  • 1896 Watauga Hall built

    Watauga Hall, built by Charles W. Barrett, housed a dining hall, dorms, and kitchen. It was named for the Watauga Club, a club of young men who lobbied the State Legislature for the founding of State College.

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1900s

  • 1902 Old Pullen Hall opens

    Pullen Hall was built by William P. Rose with space for a library, dining hall, assembly hall, and chapel. It was named for Richard Stanhope Pullen.

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  • 1902 Tompkins Hall opens

    Tompkins Hall, named for Daniel A. Tompkins, was built to house the Textile Department

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  • 1902 Watauga Hall rebuilt after fire
  • 1905 Patterson Hall (originally called "Agricultural Hall") opens

    Patterson Hall, named for Samuel Ledgerwood Patterson, housed the Department of Horticulture, Aboriculture, and Botany

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  • 1905 Board of Trustees approved converting an area on campus called "Crawford's Farm" into an athletic field

    Games were previously played at Red Diamond Field (now part of Pullen Park) or the Old State Fairgrounds (on the other side of Hillsborough St.)

  • 1906 Field where ballgames are played is named the New Athletic Field
  • 1907 New Athletic Field renamed A&M Athletics Field

1910s

  • 1910 Winston Hall opens

    Winston Hall opens, housing civil, chemical, and electrical engineering courses. It was named for second college president George Tayloe Winston.

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  • 1911 Zoology Building (originally called "Animal Industry Building") constructed

    The Zoology Building was constructed for Animal Industry, Zoology, and Entomology and demolished in the mid 1950s.

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  • 1912 Riddick Field (formerly A&M Athletics Field and later Riddick Stadium) named, for football and baseball

    Riddick Field was named for Wallace Carl Riddick, a former president of the college and dean of the School of Engineering.

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  • 1912 Leazar Hall opens

    Leazar Hall, named for Augustus Leazar, was built as the dining hall, seating 750 students.

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  • 1913 King Religious Center (also called YMCA Building) opens

    The King Religious Center served as a religious and social center, with a gym and pool in the basement. It served as a de facto student union before the first college union was built in the 1950s. The building was finally demolished in 1975.

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  • 1913 "The Shacks" built

    Due to increased student enrollment, ten temporary wooden buildings known as "The Shacks" were constructed.

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  • 1914 Tompkins Hall rebuilt after fire

    A fire on March 25, 1914 destroyed Tompkins Hall and all the equipment inside. It was rebuilt the following year, with the local textile industry contributing new equipment.

  • 1914 Park Shops built

    The Park Shops, built by Harry P.S. Keller, were originally built to house the mechanical shops, forge, and foundry.

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  • 1915 Student Supply Store opens
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  • 1916 South Dorm (now Syme Hall)

    South Dorm (now the north wing of Syme Hall) opened. It was designed by architects Thomas W. Cooper and G. Murray Nelson.

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1920s

  • 1/24/1920 Watauga Hall fire

    Fire destroys the third floor of Watauga Residence Hall

  • 1921 Welch Hall opens

    Welch Hall, a dormitory, was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for alumnus Cleveland Welch.

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  • 1921 Gold Hall opens

    Gold Hall was built by architect Hobart Brown Upjohn and named after alumnus Charles Wyllis Gold.

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  • 11/10/1921 Memorial Bell Tower cornerstone laid

    The cornerstone is laid for the Memorial Bell Tower, a monument to honor State College alumni who had been killed during World War I.

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  • 1922 Page Hall opens

    Page Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for Walter Hines Page, who was a member of the Watauga Club and instrumental in the founding of the college.

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  • 1922 Ricks Hall opens

    Ricks Hall, built by Thomas Wright Cooper and G. Murray Nelson, opens to house the Agricultural Extension Service, Agricultural Economics and Business, Agricultural Information, and Horticulture departments. It was named for Robert Henry Ricks.

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  • 1923 Chinqua-Penn Planation built

    Chinqua-Penn Plantation, near Reidsville, North Carolina, was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Penn. NC State University would help operate the plantation from 1959 to 2006.

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  • 5/11/1923 Frank Thompson Gymnasium named

    The new gymnasium on campus is named after Frank Thompson (Class of 1910), a former athlete at State College who was killed during service in WWI.

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  • 1924 Syme Hall addition

    The south wing and center of Syme Hall were completed. The architect was Hobart Upjohn. Syme Hall was later named for alumnus George F. Syme.

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  • 1925 Bagwell Hall opens

    Bagwell Hall served as a dormitory and was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn. It was named for Eugene Cleveland Bagwell, an alumnus in civil engineering. It was financed by the Public Works Administration.

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  • 6/8/1925 Thompson Gymnasium Dedicated

    Thompson Hall was dedicated as Thompson Gymnasium on this date. It was the first on-campus home dedicated to basketball. Previously, home basketball games had been played in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The building was designed by architect Hobart Upjohn and named for alumnus Frank Martin Thompson. The NC State basketball team played there until Reynolds Coliseum opened in 1949.

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  • 10/15/1925 D. H. Hill Library opens in what is now Brooks Hall

    The original D.H. Hill Library in what is now Brooks Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for Daniel Harvey Hill, Professor of English when NC State first opened.

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  • 1926 Daniels Hall opens

    Daniels Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn to house Electrical Engineering and Physics. It was named for Josephus Daniels, a charter member of the Watauga Club.

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  • 6/7/1926 D.H. Hill Library dedicated

    The original D.H. Hill Library is dedicated (this building later became Brooks Hall). The contents of the library had been moved into the building the previous autumn, marking the first time there was an entire building designated as the library.

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  • 7/26/1926 Polk Hall dedicated

    Polk Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for Leonidas LaFayette Polk.

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  • 1928 Old Chancellor's Residence built

    The Chancellor's Residence was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and renovated in 2004.

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  • 1928 Peele Hall built

    Peele Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for William Joseph Peele, founder of the Watauga Club.

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1930s

  • 1930 Hill Forest donated to the college

    Hill Forest was donated by George Watts Hill.

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  • 1930 First telephones in dormitories

    The first telephones are installed in the dormitories. Previously, telephones were only available for student use in the YMCA building.

  • 4/6/1933 Dairy barn fire

    Fire destroys one of State College's dairy barns, with damages estimated at $4,000.

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  • 10/14/1933 Riddick Field Concrete Stands

    State College ties the University of Florida, 0-0, in the first football game held at Riddick Field with its new concrete stands. The field was named for college president Wallace Carl Riddick.

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  • 12/8/1933 Civil Works Administration projects

    An announcement is made inviting students to be employed on Civil Works Administration projects to improve the campus.

  • 1934 McLean Murals displayed in Brooks Hall (originally D.H. Hill Library)

    The Works Progress Administration commissioned James A. McLean to create four murals depicting agriculture, science, architecture, and engineering. After complaints and ridicule, the murals were removed from display, three were destroyed, and one was rediscovered years later in the Raleigh Little Theater.

  • 1935 Concrete grandstands completed at Riddick Field

    The grandstands were completed with loans from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and a small grant from the Works Progress Administration.

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  • 10/4/1935 Bell Tower grant

    The Memorial Bell Tower construction project receives a $37,000 Works Progress Administration grant.

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  • 10/19/1935 Electronic scoreboard in Riddick Stadium

    A new electric scoreboard and time clock are used at Riddick Stadium for the first time during a game against the University of Georgia. The scoreboard and clock were a donation from the News & Observer.

  • 1/1936 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Monument dedicated

    The DAR Monument was erected to honor the men and women who achieved the independence of the thirteen original colonies.

  • 1937 Construction of Memorial Bell Tower completed

    The Memorial Bell Tower was completed with aid from the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

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  • 1938 (circa) Bell moved to the roof of Withers Hall

    The forgotten bell was rediscovered in 2006. It was originally on the top of Metropolitan Hall, in downtown Raleigh, then moved to a fire station on Morgan and Salisbury streets, and finally to Withers Hall. It signaled the end of classes and may have been intended to fill in the Memorial Bell Tower. In 2008, it was given back to the city of Raleigh.

  • 1938 Freshman Quadrangle completed

    The Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Dormitories formed the Freshman Quadrangle.

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  • 1/28/1938 Seniors donate $1,000 toward a clock for the Memorial Bell Tower
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  • 4/29/1938 Traffic congestion on campus

    In response to traffic congestion on campus, Chancellor Harrelson appoints a committee of faculty members to study the traffic conditions at NC State.

  • 1939 Becton Hall opens

    Becton Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and Ross Edward Shumaker and named for alumnus John Leland Becton. It was financed by the Public Works Administration.

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  • 1939 Berry Hall opens

    Berry Hall, a dormitory, was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and Ross Edward Shumaker. It was named for alumnus Leslie Graham Berry and was financed by the Public Works Administration.

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  • 1939 Clark Infirmary (Clark Hall) opens

    Clark Hall, originally a dormitory, became the center for Student Health Services. It was built by Ross Edward Shumaker and named for Walter Clark, Jr., who sent five sons to North Carolina State College.

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  • 1939 Mangum Hall (now David Clark Laboratories) opens

    David Clark Laboratories was built by Ross Edward Shumaker. It was renovated in 2005.

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1940s

  • 1940 Laundry Building constructed
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  • 1940 Nelson Hall opens

    Nelson Hall was built to house the Textiles Department and was named for Thomas Nelson, head of the Textiles Department until 1943.

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  • 1940 Turlington Hall opens

    Turlington Hall was built as a dormitory by Ross Edward Shumaker with financial support from the Public Works Administration. It was named for alumnus John Edwin Turlington.

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  • 3/5/1940 Withers Hall dedicated

    Withers Hall was named for William Alphonso Withers, a professor of Chemistry

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  • 5/18/1940 First annual Livestock Day

    State College's new dairy barns are dedicated as part of the college's first annual Livestock Day.

  • 05/18/1940 New Dairy Barns dedicated

    Located near the State Fairgrounds, the University Dairy Farm barns are now part of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • 10/25/1940 Alexander Hall named

    Alexander Hall (originally called "A Dormitory") was designed by Ross Edward Shumaker and named for alumnus Sydenham Bernard Alexander, Jr. Over time, it was a dormitory for men, women, International students, and finally a coed dorm. It was financed by the Public Works Administration.

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  • 3/7/1941 Bell Tower bell rung

    Students learn that State College acquired the bell and bronze tablet in the Memorial Bell Tower from the U.S. cruiser Charlotte (a ship that fought for the U.S. Navy in WWI and was retired after 17 years of service on Nov. 11, 1935). The bell was rung once - when a group of students celebrating a basketball defeat over UNC broke into the tower and rang the bell.

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  • 1942 Ground broken on Reynolds Coliseum

    Construction was interrupted for many years because of World War II. The building was named for businessman William Neal Reynolds.

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  • 5/8/1942 Campus buildings named

    All dorms, the cafeteria, and other non-classroom buildings on campus are given official names for the first time.

  • 1944 Diesel Building built

    During World War II, State College formed a partnership with the U.S. Navy to train naval officers in diesel engineering. The Diesel Building was constructed to house this project. It was designed by Ross Edward Shumaker and became part of Broughton Hall in 1951.

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  • 1944 Textile Library established

    The Textiles Library is established, with Rachel Penn Lane as the first librarian. The Textiles Library was originally located in the main library, but relocated to Nelson Hall the following year (1945). The library was renamed the Burlington Textiles Library in 1954, when Burlington Industries funded its expansion.

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  • 2/18/1944 Infirmary moves to Clark Hall

    The college infirmary moves from Carroll Infirmary to Clark Hall, becoming the largest and most modern such facility among all Southeastern non-medical colleges.

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  • 1946 Quonset Huts built

    The Quonset Huts were built to help accommodate the influx of students entering after World War II on the GI Bill.

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  • 1/25/1946 New dorm construction

    NC State borrows $500,000 to begin construction of two new dorms.

  • 5/1946 Old Faithful whistle replaced

    The whistle had indicated class changes and mealtimes, and it was also used to warn students of campus fires.

  • 8/1946 Trailwood founded

    More than 75 trailers (forming what was known as the "City of Trailers" or "Trailwood") were constructed so that married WWII veterans and their families could attend NC State on the GI Bill. In 1949, Trailwood was relocated, and Williams Hall was built in its place.

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  • 1947 Owen Hall built

    Owen Hall was built as a dormitory and named for Edwin Bentley Owen, an alumnus and professor of English.

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  • 8/7/1947 Vetville

    Vetville opened as another location to house married veterans attending NC State after World War II. Later, Korean War veterans lived there. At the end of the 1950s Bragaw dormitory was built on the site.

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  • 1948 Vetville Grocery Store opens

    The Vetville Grocery Store was located in the basement of Vetville YMCA, offering a complete line of groceries at reasonable prices.

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  • 1/17/1948 Thompson Gymnasium condemned

    The Raleigh city building inspector condemns Thompson Gymnasium just hours before a Men’s Basketball game against Duke. Only a few reporters and college officials are allowed to attend the next home game, against High Point College. From then until the completion of Reynolds Coliseum in 1949, home games are played in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium.

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  • 10/27/1948 Naval Reserve Training Center dedicated
  • 11/11/1949 Dedication of the Memorial Bell Tower

    The Memorial Bell Tower is dedicated, with former Governor R. Gregg Cherry present at the ceremony.

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  • 12/2/1949 Reynolds Coliseum opens

    Reynolds Coliseum opens, with the NC State Men's Basketball team beating Washington and Lee, 67-47. Not all of the seats had been installed yet, so some fans had to sit on the cement tiers.

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1950s

  • 1951 Broughton Hall opens

    The existing Diesel Building became part of Broughton Hall. It was named for Joseph Melville Broughton, a former North Carolina governor and senator.

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  • 4/27/1951 Riddick Engineering Laboratories dedicated

    Riddick Engineering Laboratories was built to house Aeronautical Engineering and was named for Wallace Carl Riddick, a professor of civil engineering and dean of the School of Engineering.

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  • 4/27/1951 Dedication of Riddick Laboratory

    Over 200 citizens gather for a ceremony at the newly-opened Riddick Laboratory. The lab building, constructed for $1,300,000, is dedicated to Dr. Wallace Carl Riddick, NC State's first Dean of Engineering, and the university's fourth president.

  • 1952 Kilgore Hall built

    Kilgore Hall was named for Benjamin Wesley Kilgore, formerly the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station (1901-1907), the Extension Service (1914-1925), and dean of agriculture (1923-1925).

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  • 1952 Print Shop built

    In 1974, the Print Shop becomes the New African American Cultural Center.

  • 12/8/1952 Scott Hall opens

    State College celebrates the opening of Scott Hall, the new poultry science building, named for Robert Walter Scott. Construction of Scott Hall cost the college $380,110.97.

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  • 1953 Burlington Engineering Labs built

    Burlington Engineering Labs was built as a center for NC State's research reactor. It is named for Burlington Industries, the North Carolina-based textile company.

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  • 1953 Dairy farm conference segregated dining

    In 1953, NC State College hosted a dairy farm conference on campus. Chancellor Bostian declared that African American dairy farmers attending the conference could only eat in the west wing of the dining hall. Bostian’s announcement was in keeping with the College’s policy, which declared African Americans attending on campus meetings would have meals in the dining hall but only when a separate room was available. Leazar Hall served as the campus-dining hall until 1971.

  • 3/12/1953 Williams Hall dedicated

    Williams Hall housed the Agronomy Department and was named for Charles Burgess Williams, an alumnus and charter member of the Agronomy Society of America.

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  • 5/6/1953 Gardner Hall dedicated

    Gardner Hall was built to house the biological sciences and named for O. Max Gardner, State College alumnus and former North Carolina governor. It was built by Biberstein, Bowles, & Meacham.

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  • 9/5/1953 Nuclear reactor goes into operation

    The R-1 reactor was the first non-government-run nuclear reactor in the world and the first designed, built, and operated by an academic institution. Design and construction had begun in 1950. It was the first of four reactors operated at NC State. More information on the nuclear reactor program can be found on the departmental website.

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  • 12/18/1953 Kilgore Hall dedication

    The new building housing the School of Forestry and the Department of Horticulture was formally dedicated as Kilgore Hall, named in honor of the late Dr. Benjamin Wesley Kilgore, former Dean of Agriculture, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the first head of North Carolina's Agricultural Extension Service.

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  • 1954 Textiles Library expands

    The Textiles Library is renamed the Burlington Textiles Library after Burlington Industries funds its expansion.

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  • 6/1954 WUNC-TV Studio built

    The studios (also known as "Television Center") housed TV studios, offices, and other facilities for producing and transmitting programs.

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  • 9/17/1954 Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union Named

    The Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union is named for Jerry Erdahl and Edward Cloyd, administrators in Student Affairs.

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  • 10/15/1954 Hurricane damage

    Hurricane Hazel destroys the cupola on Becton Hall and the roof of the press box at Riddick Stadium.

  • 3/12/1955 New D.H. Hill Library Building Dedicated

    The new D. H. Hill Library (the east wing of the current building) was formally dedicated.

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  • 5/23/1955 Burlington Nuclear Laboratories dedicated

    The Burlington Nuclear Laboratories building is dedicated; located within the building is the first non-government-run nuclear reactor.

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  • 1956 Weaver Laboratories built

    Weaver Laboratories was built for Agricultural Engineering and named for David Stathem Weaver, a former director of the Agricultural Extension Service.

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  • 4/8/1956 Danforth Chapel dedicated

    Danforth Chapel was named for philanthropist W.H. Danforth and was inside the YMCA Building (King Religious Center).

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  • 4/12/1956 Brooks Hall dedicated

    Built as the original D.H. Hill Library, Brooks Hall was renamed and dedicated on April 12, 1956. It was remodeled to be the School of Design, with an addition to the North Side. Brooks Hall was named for Eugene Clyde Brooks, a former president of State College.

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  • 9/7/1956 First marriage in Danforth Chapel

    Jim Stewart, former president of the YMCA, becomes the first person to get married in State College's Danforth Chapel.

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  • 8/9/1957 Morris Building named

    The building that housed the Division of Maintenance and Operations was formally named the Morris Building after William Flaude Morris, the director of many years of the Service Department at North Carolina State College.

  • 10/25/1957 Robertson Pulp and Paper Laboratory dedicated

    The Robertson Pulp and Paper Laboratory was named for Reuben B. Robertson, a pulp and paper industrialist and advocate of forest conservation.

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  • 2/20/1958 Bragaw Hall construction

    Construction of Bragaw Hall begins to draw attention. The "new modernistic dormitory" is a "familiar landmark on the campus." It was named for Henry C. Bragaw, an alumnus who was killed in World War II and awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.

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  • 2/26/1959 Bragaw Hall dedication

    Bragaw Hall is dedicated to the late Henry Churchill Bragaw, a well-known NC State alumnus who died during WWII. Bragaw was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his heroic actions during the war.

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1960s

  • 5/25/1960 Hodges Wood Products Laboratory dedicated

    The Hodges Wood Products Laboratory was named for Brandon Patton Hodges, a former state senator, state treasurer, and advisor to the Champion Paper and Fiber Company, based in Canton, NC.

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  • 1961 Coed Lounge

    Women's enrollment reaches 308, and the Erdahl-Cloyd student center featured a special "coed" lounge.

  • 5/6/1961 Reading room named to honor Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph

    The Chemical Engineering department's reading room is dedicated in Riddick Labs in honor of Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph, who was instrumental in developing the Chemical Engineering curriculum at NC State.

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  • 1962 Reproductive Physiology Research Laboratory opens

    The Reproductive Physiology Research Laboratory was founded to study reasons for the low reproductive rate in farm livestock.

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  • 3/7/1962 Harrelson Hall dedicated

    Harrelson Hall was designed by Holloway and Reeves with Edward Waugh. It was the first round classroom built on a university campus.

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  • 4/16/1962 Popularity of Bragaw Hall

    171 students wait in line in front of the Student Housing Office to get rooms in Bragaw Hall for the following year.

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  • 5/16/1962 Syme Dormitory pronunciation survey

    Students discover that the correct pronunciation of "Syme" Dormitory, is "sim," and that is named after George Frederick Syme, a civil engineer who served as the first president of the Raleigh Engineers Club. Over half of the students surveyed thought the pronunciation was "sime."

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  • 11/17/1962 Carmichael Gymnasium dedicated

    Carmichael Gymnasium was named for William Donald Carmichael, a World War I Veteran and advocate for the completion of Reynolds Colisseum.

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  • 12/10/1962 Unpopularity of potential name change

    Governor Sanford gets booed after an NC State-Wake Forest basketball game in Reynolds Coliseum by students protesting the possible name change of the University from North Carolina State College to the University of North Carolina at Raleigh.

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  • 1963 Harris Cafeteria (now Hall) opens

    Harris Hall was originally built as a cafeteria but later housed the departments of Counseling, Registration and Records, Student Development and Residence Facilities. It was named for NC State's first cafeteria manager, Louis Hines Harris, who was hired to feed students using a limited budget following World War I.

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  • 1963 NC State acquires Yates Mill

    Yates Mill, off Lake Wheeler Road near campus, was to be used as a research mill but fell into disrepair.

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  • 4/17/1963 Escaped pig captured

    A pig which escaped from the Animal Disease Lab is captured in the ladies' restroom in Winston Hall.

  • 10/12/1963 Football game broadcast in Reynolds Coliseum

    For the first time ever, an NC State football game is shown in Reynolds Coliseum via closed-circuit television.

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  • 11/6/1963 Burlington Labs maintenance

    Sixty gallons of anti-freeze are put in the cooling tower for the reactor in Burlington Laboratory, added to keep the 250 gallons of water in the tower from freezing during the winter.

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  • 1964 Chinqua-Penn Plantation dedicated

    The Chinqua-Penn Plantation was affiliated with NC State University until 2006, when it was purchased by a private citizen. It was the site of the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center.

  • 1964 Thompson Gymnasium becomes Thompson Theater

    Thompson Theater was named for alumnus Frank Martin Thompson.

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  • 1964 Mann Hall opens

    Mann Hall was named for Carroll Lamb Mann, an alumnus and head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1916 until his retirement in 1948.

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  • 1964 Fraternity Court opens

    Fraternity court opens with new buildings to house Greek organizations on campus.

  • 1964 Quad Snack Bar built
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  • 6/8/1964 Dorm '62 opens

    "Dorm '62" is dedicated and opened to residents for the first time. The building would be renamed Lee Dormitory the following year.

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  • 10/3/1964 Faculty Club dedicated

    The Faculty Club, built by Guy Crampton, contained a dining hall, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a golf course. It was established through the efforts of Richard Reynolds, an alumnus and tobacco company heir.

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  • 12/14/1964 Groundbreaking ceremony for Carter Stadium

    A groundbreaking ceremony takes place for the construction of Carter Stadium (later Carter-Finley). It was named for Nick and Harry Carter.

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  • 2/22/1965 Pullen Hall destroyed by fire

    The original Pullen Hall is destroyed by a fire, which a former student later admitted to setting. Pullen Hall was built in 1902, and was the center of campus activities in the early twentieth century. It was located on the site of the present-day Peele Hall parking lot. A few years later, another building on campus was built and named Pullen Hall.

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  • 11/13/1965 Final game at Riddick Stadium

    The final football game is played in Riddick Stadium. Members of the football team mob Harold Deters after he kicks the winning field goal against Florida State, resulting in a final score of 3-0.

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  • 1966 Carroll Hall built

    Carroll Hall was named for Susan Catherine Colwell Carroll, a nurse who became the resident matron of the college infirmary.

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  • 1966 Sullivan Hall built

    Sullivan Hall was originally built as a dorm and is named for William Henry Sullivan, a former president of the Alumni Association and board member on the UNC Board of Trustees.

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  • 1966 Doak Field opens

    Doak Field opens as the new facility for the baseball team.

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  • 10/8/1966 First game in Carter-Finley Stadium

    Carter Stadium, as it was originally known, opened as the football team took on South Carolina; the stadium was dedicated during a halftime ceremony.

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  • 10/8/1966 Carter Stadium and A.E. Finley Fieldhouse dedicated

    The stadium was dedicated at the NC State versus University of South Carolina football game.

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  • 12/4/1967 Free Expression Tunnel conduct established

    Rules are established by the Campus Welfare Committee concerning the painting of the Free Expression Tunnel. Any use of obscenity or vulgarity "will be considered a Campus Code offense" and untasteful remarks will be removed.

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  • 1968 Dearstyne Avian Health Center built

    The Dearstyne Avian Health Center was named for Roy Styring Dearstyne, who served as professor of poultry science and pathologist for the Agricultural Experiment Station starting in 1922.

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  • 3/7/1968 University Plaza (Brickyard) Dedicated

    University Plaza (called "The Brickyard") was designed by Richard C. Bell, landscape architect. It was conceived as a public gathering place in the European tradition and has often been described as reminiscent of Saint Mark's Square in Venice.

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  • 4/19/1968 Riddick Stadium demolished

    A majority of Riddick Stadium is demolished to make room for more parking on campus. SAS Hall now stands on the site Riddick Stadium once occupied.

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  • 5/10/1968 Southeastern Plant Environment Laboratories (Phytotron) dedicated

    The Phytotron was created to research the influence of environment on primary growth processes in plants.

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  • 5/20/1968 John W. Cell Library dedicated

    The Cell Library was founded as a departmental library for mathematics and named for John W. Cell, head of the Department of Mathematics.

  • 11/26/1968 Schaub Food Science Building dedicated

    The Schaub Food Science Building was named for Ira Obed Schaub, who served as Dean of the School of Agriculture, Director of the Agricultural Extension Service, and Director of the Experiment Station.

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  • 1969 Dabney Hall built

    Dabney Hall was built to house the Department of Chemistry and was named for Charles William Dabney, a charter member of the Watauga Club and a professor of Chemistry.

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  • 1969 African American employees demand better pay

    Sixteen African American Physical Plant employees visited the Chancellor’s office to request pay raises. The Physical Plant employees refused to leave the Chancellor’s office. All janitorial/housekeeping services in residence halls canceled as a result of financial pressure from protests for pay raises.

  • 10/4/1969 Bowen, Carroll, and Metcalf Halls dedicated
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1970s

  • 1970 School of Forest Resources Library opens

    The School of Forest Resources Library opens in Biltmore Hall.

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  • 5/7/1970 Vietnam and Kent State protest

    NC State students hold a convocation on the Brickyard in the aftermath of U.S. expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia, and the death of four Kent State University students in Ohio. The following day, nearly 6,000 students from NC State and other colleges protest by marching on the State Capitol.

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  • 8/1970 Lee Hall becomes NC State's first co-ed dorm
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  • 10/19/1970 Cox Hall dedicated

    Cox Hall was built to house Physics and Statistics and was named for Gertrude Mary Cox, the first female full professor at NC State.

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  • 11/6/1970 Biltmore Hall dedicated

    Biltmore Hall was built to house Teaching and Research and was named after the Biltmore Forest School, a forestry school near Biltmore Estate that was established by Dr. Carl Alvin Schenck.

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  • 1971 Library entrance

    A single entrance to the library (from the Brickyard) is established for the first time.

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  • 1/17/1971 Color Wall activated

    The light mural (later known as the Color Wall) in D. H. Hill Library is activated for the first time, but not yet fully completed.

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  • 2/2/1971 Library Addition Passed Inspection

    Construction ended on the new 11-story tower addition (North Tower) to the D.H. Hill Library.

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  • 3/5/1971 Library Tower Addition Opened

    The new 11-story addition (North Tower) to the D.H. Hill Library opened

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  • 4/14/1971 Cooking spaces approved for dorms

    The Inter-Residence Council approves the construction of cooking spaces in all dorms, hoping to alleviate problems with students cooking illegally in their dorm rooms.

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  • 5/7/1971 Randleigh Farm dedicated

    Randleigh Farm was devoted to the research of improving methods of dairy farming. It was the bequest of William R. Kenan, Jr. and was sold to Wake County in 2005.

  • 1972 Case Athletics Center opens

    The Case Athletics Center opens, named after Everett N. Case, Men's Basketball coach from 1946 to 1965.

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  • 3/3/1972 Swann Memorial Library Dedicated

    The Swann Memorial Library of Chemistry was named for Dr. Ralph C. Swann, former head of chemistry, and was located in Dabney Hall.

  • 6/1972 Talley Student Center opens

    The Talley Student Center opened in June 1972 (shown here before the installation of the fountain and courtyard). It replaced the Erdahl-Cloyd building (now the west wing of D.H. Hill Library) as the campus student center.

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  • 7/15/1972 State College Station Post Office becomes State University Station Post Office
  • 9/1/1972 Student housing shortage

    A massive student housing shortage leaves 260 students without housing as classes begin.

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  • 10/3/1972 Dedication of D.H. Hill Library North Tower

    The original eleven-story bookstack tower (now the North Tower) of the D. H. Hill Library is dedicated. With the addition, the bookstacks are opened to all users (previously, the library had had closed bookstacks).

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  • 2/5/1973 Walnut Room Cafeteria Opened

    The University Student Center's Walnut Room cafeteria opened for the first time on this day at 11:30am.

  • 4/9/1973 M.E. Gardner Arboretum dedicated

    The Gardner Arboretum is located on a one-acre tract between Patterson Hall and Burlington Laboratories. It was named for M.E. Gardner, former head of the Department of Horticulture.

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  • 4/15/1973 Stewart Theatre and Price Music Center dedicated

    The two buildings were dedicated during a ceremony at which the North Carolina State University Symphony Orchestra and Choir presented a concert. The 816-seat theater had opened during the Fall 1972 semester. It was named for James Jackson Stewart, Jr., Dean of Student Affairs from 1954 to 1969.

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  • 10/1973 Textiles Auditorium renamed M.E. (Sandy) Campbell Auditorium

    The School of Textiles Auditorium was renamed in honor of Malcolm E. Campbell, Dean Emeritus of the School of Textiles

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  • 12/1973 International student dorm

    An announcement is made that Alexander Hall will become a dorm for international students.

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  • 12/3/1973 Alcohol ban

    Alcohol is banned from Reynolds Coliseum.

  • 1974 New African American Cultural Center

    In 1974, African American students called for a new cultural center. Student Body President Terry Carroll presented a “four point” request to Chancellor Caldwell, which included a request for the first floor of the Print Shop to be turned over to the Society of Afro-American Culture for an African American Cultural Center. Banks C. Talley, dean of student affairs, complied with this request.

  • 1974 Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union becomes West Wing of D.H. Hill Library

    The old Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union was remodeled to include a book reserve room, an undergraduate browsing collection, and an audiovisual room.

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  • 1/22/1974 Campus power failure

    NC State's campus is plunged into a complete power failure for an hour and forty minutes, starting at 11:10pm. The failure was caused by faulty equipment.

  • 05/1974 New Print Shop built

    The new Print Shop on Sullivan Drive replaces the old one on West Dunn and Dan Allen. It houses University Graphics.

  • 01/01/1976 College Inn purchased by Wolfpack Club

    The College Inn, formerly a motel, was purchased by the Wolfpack Club and converted into a residence hall.

  • 05/1976 University Student Center Plaza opens

    The University Student Center Plaza, in front of the old University Student Center (now Witherspoon), was designed by landscape architect Richard Bell.

  • 8/9/1977 Groundbreaking of Gardner Hall Addition

    The Gardner Hall Addition was built by Carter Williams Architects.

  • October 1977 New Pullen Bridge opens

    The new Pullen Bridge replaces the old one, which had stood for 50 years. It spans the railroad tracks that run through campus.

  • 1978 Kamphoefner Hall built

    Kamphoefner Hall was named for Henry L. Kamphoefner, founding dean of the College of Design. It was built by Charlotte-based Wolf Associates to provide studio, teaching, and office space.

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  • 4/22/1978 Zoo Day

    Student Government's "The Day" and the Inter-Residence Council's "Zoo Day" are combined (retaining the latter name), as a day for students to relax and take a break from the pressures of the end of the academic year. Zoo Day was held along Cates Avenue, offering a day of free beer, field games, and concerts.

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  • 1979 Paul H. Derr Track

    The University Track is renamed the Paul H. Derr Track, for the long-time track and field coach.

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  • 08/1979 North Hall acquired by N.C. State

    North Hall (formerly the Lemon Tree Inn) was acquired by N.C. State and used as a dormitory.

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  • 9/8/1979 Carter Stadium renamed Carter-Finley Stadium

    The stadium was renamed in honor of Wilbert James "Nick" Carter, Harry Clifton Carter, and Albert Earle Finley. Both Carters were top executives at J.P. Stevens and Finley was a successful businessman and philanthropist.

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1980s

  • 9/27/1980 N.C. State University Arboretum dedicated

    The Arboretum, located on Beryl Road, was later renamed for Dr. J.C. Raulston, its founder and director.

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  • December 17, 1980 Bostian Hall dedicated

    Bostian Hall, named for Chancellor Carey Hoyt Bostian, was built as an addition to Gardner Hall to house the biological sciences.

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  • 1981 Caldwell Hall opens

    Caldwell Hall, named for Chancellor John T. Caldwell, was designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes in collaboration with J.N. Pease. It originally housed the Dean's Offices of Humanities, the Department of Political Science, and the Japan Center.

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  • 1981 Solar House dedicated

    The Solar House showcases the solar and solar-efficient technologies of the NC Solar Center. It is intended for public education as well as scholarly research.

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  • 03/09/1981 Wells Auditorium dedicated

    Wells Auditorium, inside Bostian Hall, was named for Bertram W. Wells, former head of the Botany Department.

  • 03/09/1981 Harkema Auditorium dedicated

    Harkema Auditorium, inside Bostian Hall, was named for Reinard Harkema, a professor in the Department of Zoology

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  • 04/24/1981 L.R. Harrill Suite in Ricks Hall dedicated

    The Harrill Suite was named for L.R. Harrill, the former director of the state 4-H organization. He was known as "Mr. 4-H."

  • 10/02/1981 Stuckey Building dedicated

    The Stuckey Building is the main building at the Minerals Research Laboratory in Asheville. It was named for Dr. Jasper Leonidas Stuckey, professor of Geology

  • 1982 Weisiger-Brown Athletics Facility opens
  • 10/11/1982 McLean Mural displayed in the Student Center

    The original four murals, by artist James A. McLean for the Works Progress Administration, hung in Brooks Hall and were removed due to public outcry. Three were destroyed but one was rediscovered and formally installed in the Student Center in 1982.

  • 1983 South Hall built

    "New South Hall" (a dormitory) was later renamed Wood Hall for George M. Wood, an alumnus, legislator, member of the UNC Board of Governors, and chairman of the N.C. State Trustees

  • 04/20/1983 School of Veterinary Medicine dedicated

    The Dedication ceremony was attended by first dean Terrence M. Curtin, Governor James B. Hunt, Chancellor Bruce Poulton, and UNC System President William Friday.

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  • 6/8/1983 Uncomfortable classrooms

    The air conditioning system in Harrelson Hall breaks down, sending temperatures in some classrooms into the 90s.

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  • 1984 Carmichael Gymnasium Addition completed

    This addition added 130,000 square feet with amenities such as an Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor jogging track, and a dance studio.

  • 12/19/1984 Centennial Campus established

    North Carolina Governor (and NC State alumnus) James B. Hunt, Jr., alloted the initial 355-acre parcel of land for the university'’s Centennial Campus. The land had previously been part of the Dorothea Dix hospital.

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  • 1985 Administrative Services Building built

    The Administrative Services Building (now Administrative Services II) was built for the Finance and Business Division.

  • 1985 Cunningham Center established

    When Raymond P. Cunningham left his Kinston estate to NCSU, it became the Cunningham Center, now the Cunningham Research Station. In 1989, it was combined with the Lower Coastal Plain Tobacco Research Station.

  • 5/2/1986 Strolling Professor statue dedicated

    The "Strolling Professor," a bronze statue in Gardner Arboretum that depicts chemistry professor William R. Johnson, was dedicated

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  • 06/27/1986 Groundbreaking of Natural Resources Research Center

    Construction begins on the Natural Resources Research Center, later renamed Jordan Hall in honor of R.B. Jordan, Jr., and his children. The Jordan family has a history of strong support for NC State University.

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  • 9/3/1986 Court of North Carolina dedicated

    The Court of North Carolina was previously used as a cow pasture and later as the site of the Quonset Huts that served as housing for World War II veterans. Legend has it that planted within the Court were trees to represent each of North Carolina's 100 counties, but there is no evidence that was ever the case.

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  • 1987 Yarbrough Court dedicated

    Yarbrough Court, the court surrounded by Holladay, Peele, Leazar, and Watauga Halls, is named after Mary E. Yarbrough, the first women to earn a graduate degree from NC State and one of the first three women to graduate from the university.

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  • 1987 NC State University celebrated its centennial
  • 1987 First buildings on Centennial Campus constructed
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  • 2/1988 First Permanent Building on Centennial Campus

    The building that later was named Research I was first occupied.

  • 12/5/1989 Libraries' 100th anniversary

    The NCSU Libraries celebrates its 100th anniversary in a ceremony that includes planting three yoshino cherry trees in front of the East Wing of the building.

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1990s

  • 1990 Information Technologies Teaching Center (ITTC) established

    The Information Technologies Teaching Center (ITTC) is established in the D. H. Hill Library, initially funded through a gift from the Class of 1990.

  • 1990 Library's South Tower Opened

    A new addition to the D. H. Hill Library (South Tower) opened. Besides bookstack space, this addition featured a special facilities room and the Class of 1989 Reading Room.

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  • 1990 The Department of Computer Science moves to Withers Hall
  • 1991 New College of Textiles Building

    The College of Textiles opens its new building on Centennial Campus.

  • 1991 PAMS establishes The Science House

    PAMS establishes The Science House to provide hands-on science opportunities to K-12 students. Today, The Science House is a national model for the interaction of university science departments and K-12 students and teachers. Through its main office on Centennial Campus, five satellite offices throughout the state, and its online presence, The Science House annually impacts 5,000 teachers and 35,000 students across North Carolina and beyond.

  • September 1991 Women's Center Opened

    The Women's Center opened with Jan Rogers as its coordinator. Rogers began the Women's Leadership Education and Action Program (LEAP), which aimed to enhance the experience of women in nontraditional fields such as math, science, and engineering.

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  • 1991 Campus Child Care Center opens
  • 1991 Burlington Textiles Library Moved

    In conjunction with the move of the College of Textiles, the Burlington Textiles Library moved to Centennial Campus, making it the first library unit on the new campus. It remained in the College of Textiles complex until December 2012, when the collections were moved into the Hunt Library.

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  • 7/1991 Centennial Campus Corporate Partner

    Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) moves into Centennial Campus, becoming the first corporate tenant there.

  • 7/26/1991 Installation troubles

    The installation of a new irrigation system in the lawn next to the Student Center Annex (now called Witherspoon Student Center) results in a cut gas line, forcing the evacuation of Harris Hall, Pullen Hall, and the Student Center Annex.

  • 1992 ABB becomes the University's first industrial partner on Centennial Campus
  • 1992 Scott Hall Renovated
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  • 9/2/1992 New dining options

    Students welcome the addition of Taco Bell and Li'l Dino Subs to the University Student Commons.

  • 4/1/1995 Witherspoon Student Center dedicated

    The building formerly known as the Student Center Annex was dedicated on this date to honor Dr. Augustus McIver Witherspoon. It thus became the first building on campus named after an African American. Dr. Witherspoon earned his Ph.D. in Botany from NCSU in 1971, making him the second African American student to receive a Ph.D. from NC State. He joined the faculty as Instructor of Botany and eventually held the following posts at NCSU: Full Professor, Assistant ... More

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  • 1997 A campus street is named after Katharine Stinson

    Katharine Stinson, the first woman to graduate from NC State's School of Engineering, has a street named after her. Katharine Stinson Drive, formerly North Yarbrough Drive, is one of the longest streets on campus.

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  • 7/22/1997 Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena groundbreaking

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, located next to Carter-Finley Stadium, which was being built as the new home of NC State Men's Basketball and the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. This later became the PNC Arena.

  • 1999 Greek Village

    Fraternity Court was renamed Greek Village.

  • 11/19/1999 First game at the PNC Arena

    The NC State Men's Basketball team beats Georgia, 67-63, in their first game at the PNC Arena (formerly the RBC Center).

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2000s

  • 9/21/2000 Victory celebration

    After an overtime football victory over Georgia Tech at Carter-Finley Stadium, NC State students tear down a goalpost and carry it down Hillsborough Street towards campus, making it as far the Waffle House; the goalpost costs $5,000 to replace.

  • 2001 Toxicology Building Opened on Centennial Campus
  • 2002 Hill of Beans coffee bar opens in D. H. Hill Library
  • 2003 Wendell H. Murphy Football Center opens
  • 2004 Fox Science Teaching Laboratory opens

    The Fox Science Teaching Laboratory opens, making new undergraduate chemistry lab facilities to students.

  • 2004 J.W. Isenhour tennis facility opens
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  • 2005 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering moves

    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering moves from Daniels Hall to Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus.

  • 2005 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves

    The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves to Engineering Building I on Centennial Campus.

  • 2005 Department of Industrial Engineering moves

    The Department of Industrial Engineering moves from Riddick Labs to Daniels Hall.

  • 2006 Office for Diversity and Inclusion moves to Winslow Hall

    The Office for Diversity and Inclusion moved to Winslow Hall, following the completion of a new Alumni Association building on Centennial Campus in 2006.

  • 2006 Block S changes on the Brickyard

    The Block S on the Brickyard was changed to include the "N" and "C." Previously it has just had the letter "S," which caused Chancellor Oblinger to say "it looks like this is Stanford."

  • 2007 Department of Physics moves

    The Department of Physics moves into its new home in Riddick Hall, which had been completely gutted and renovated to provide the department with about 10,000 square feet of badly needed space for its growing number of faculty, staff and students.

  • 2007 Funding for new library on Centennial Campus approved

    The North Carolina General Assembly appropriates funding for the planning of the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, to be built on Centennial Campus.

  • 3/12/2007 Renovation of the East Wing completed

    A major renovation of the east wing of the D. H. Hill Library is completed, featuring the Learning Commons, the Conservatory, the Special Collections Reading Room, and the Exhibit Gallery. The opening of the newly refurbished space coincides with the fifty-second anniversary of the dedication of the original building in 1955.

  • 2008 Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences moves

    The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, along with the College of Natural Resources, moves into a new wing of Jordan Hall. The new wing is comprised of 10,000 square feet of high-tech classrooms and teaching laboratories and quiet and comfortable offices and meeting spaces.

  • 11/5/2008 Racist graffiti directed at Obama

    Freedom of Expression Tunnel: On November 5, 2008 racist, threatening graffiti, directed at (then) President-elect Barack Obama, was found in the tunnel. Because of the threats against Obama, the Secret Service was among those called to investigate. The four students responsible were identified and admitted to the act. The students issued an anonymous public apology. In response to the incident, which received international media attention, Chancellor Oblinger ... More

  • 2009 SAS Hall dedicated

    SAS Hall is dedicated as the new home of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics. The 119,000 square-foot building houses state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, tutorial centers and meeting and study space for students and faculty.

2010s

  • 2010 Construction begins on the New Chancellor's Residence

    College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha leads the design effort.

  • 11/2010 Racial epithets painted in Freedom of Expression Tunnel

    In November 2010, racial epithets were painted in the Freedom of Expression Tunnel. Students protested against the offensive images by blocking entrance to the tunnel. Chancellor Woodson released a statement which declared ". . . we must create an environment and an overall sense of global awareness on campus that encourages and embraces all forms of diversity."

  • 2011 The Point completed

    The new chancellor's residence replaced the one on Hillsborough Street, which then became the Gregg Museum.

  • 2012 Greek Village reopens

    Greek Village reopened with the newly constructed Kappa Delta house. Redevelopment of Greek Village had begun in 2008 when the aging buildings began to be demolished.

  • 4/3/2013 Hunt Library dedicated

    The library was named in honor of former four-term N.C. Gov. and NC State alumnus James B. Hunt Jr. The Hunt Library won the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association Building Award. It was featured in Architecture magazine, and Time magazine called it the "library of the future."

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  • 10/23/2013 New Talley Student Union, Phase I opened

    With the new construction and remodeling, Phase I of the new Talley Student Union opened with four new dining options and the Talley Market.