A History Quickie: University of Arizona

In 1885, the University of Arizona was known as Arizona's "normal school" and not a university.  Classes met for the first time in 1891 with only 32 students attending.  They met in the Old Main building, which was the first building constructed on campus and is still used today.  In 1928, the university's Dean of Woman stated that all women must wear stockings and cannot appear on campus in "abbreviated costumes".


  1. Hey how fun! This is my alma mater!!! We used to wonder how students, especially the females ones, survived down there in the "old" days. No A/C, sleeping porches...and having to wear so many layers of clothes. UGH! Things changed a TON since those days. You should look up, if you don't already know, about the big plane crash that happened down there. It wasn't far from one of my dorms and we used to freak ourselves out about ghosts that have been seen in the area...;)

    1. Thanks Courtney, I think you just gave me an idea for another post. I did hear that the university was haunted in a couple of places and wanted to explore that info.


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