Event DateEvent Name
06-07-1877Zebulon Baird Vance, who served as governor of North Carolina from 1862 to 1865 and 1877 to 1879 and as a United States senator from 1879 to his death in 1894, delivered the University's commencement address at Gerrard Hall. The title of his speech was the "Life and Character of Hon. David L. Swain, Late President of the University of North Carolina."
10-12-1877The University held its first University Day celebration, honoring the laying of Old East's cornerstone in 1793.