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1960-1969

  • October 14, 1960 - Kennedy Campaign hits campus
  • 1962 - First Coed Dorm, Case Hall.
  • 1963 - Enrollment passes 30,000
  • 1963 - The Cyclotron, now called the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, was established
  • 1964 - Founding of College of Human Medicine
  • January 1, 1964 - Name of University changes to Michigan State University
  • 1965 - Enrollment reaches 35,000
  • 1965 - NCAA College Football National Champions
  • February 11, 1965 - Campus visit and lecture by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1966 - MSU Hockey Team wins its first NCAA championship.
  • 1966 - MSU receives ownership of Pewabic Pottery
  • 1966 - NCAA College Football National Champions
  • January 1, 1966 - Michigan State Plays in its Third Rose Bowl
  • November 19, 1966 - Michigan State Plays in the “Game of the Century”
  • 1967 - First university ombudsman appointed
  • 1967 - James Madison College established
  • 1967 - Lyman Briggs College founded
  • January 27, 1967 - First Snow Day
  • 1969 - Founding of the College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1969 - Enrollment reaches 40,000
  • 1969 - The Last Water Carnival

  • 1969 - Alfred Day Hershey shared the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine.
  • November 21, 1969 - University Archives & Historical Collections is Established