Event DateEvent Name
02-01-1871"This old University has busted and gone to hell today." This statement was found scribbled in chalk on a recitation room wall in South Building with the date: February 1, 1871. Reeling from the difficulties of Reconstruction and a virtual boycott by state citizens against the Republican-installed university administration, the University was forced to close in 1871. It would not open its doors for students again until 1875.