1927 — Saint Mary's College breaks ground for new campus in Moraga. College became the first Catholic men's college to join the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

1928 — Saint Mary's College moved to the Moraga campus.

1942 — "World Classics Core Curriculum" (now Collegiate Seminar) introduced.

1942-46 — Naval pre-flight school held at Saint Mary's College. Former U.S. President Gerald Ford was among the instructors.

1959 — Saint Mary's phone booth stuffers make the covers and pages of prominent news periodicals.

1968 — Establishment of the School of Education.

1969 — Brother Mel Anderson, FSC, appointed president of Saint Mary's College. 4-1-4 calendar set for undergraduate programs.

1970 — Saint Mary's College became coeducational.

1974 — Graduate and Extended Education divisions of Saint Mary's College established.

1975 — School of Extended Education and Paralegal Certificate Program launched.

1977 — Hearst Art Gallery dedicated. It remains the sole accredited museum of art in Contra Costa County.

1981 — Committee for Lectures, Art, and Music (CLAM) is created to offer high-quality entertainment to the campus community and the public.
Intercollegiate Nursing Program established in partnership with Samuel Merritt College.

1983 — 25th anniversary of the Integral Program.

1987-88 — 125th anniversary of the College's founding.

1988 — Intercollegiate Nursing Program accredited by National League of Nursing.

1989 — National Endowment for the Humanities praises the Saint Mary's Great Books program.

1993 — Saint Mary's accredited until the year 2001.

1994 — Brother Mel Anderson, FSC, named Moraga Citizen of the Year, and received Pro Ecclesia Medal from the Vatican.

1995 — Report of The New Century Committee issued, including the College's new Mission Statement and vision for the future.

1996 — Mary Garaventa Hall, the first new academic facility in 20 years, completed.

1997 — Brother Mel Anderson, FSC, retires after 28 years as president of Saint Mary's.

1999 — "Spirit of Saint Mary's" $150 million capital campaign launched.

2002 — College celebrates 75th year at Moraga campus.

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