May 11, 2015
50 Year Issue

1966
Arnold Taylor becomes the first student to graduate. Taylor was the grand marshal of the annual Colorado Springs Festival of Lights Parade in December 2014.

1970
First scholarship awarded: $500 from the school of business.

1972
First campus police force is made available. Six officers patrolled the campus.

1987
Men’s basketball is added to UCCS as a varsity sport. The team had their best season in 2014-15, winning the RMAC Tournament.

1988
First Ph.D. degrees are awarded.

1992
The annual opervating budget for campus reaches $23.8 million.

2005
The first parking garage opens on campus.

2010
Clyde’s pub opens.

2015
UCCS Celebrates 50 Years.