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Sep 12, 1888

Barboursville Seminary (later Barboursville College and now University of Charleston) opened in former courthouse

1901

The Barboursville Seminary changed its name to Morris Harvey College, now University of Charleston

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1907

Morris Harvey died

Other events that happened on or around 1907

Sep 11, 1935

Morris Harvey College opened in temporary quarters in downtown Charleston

1941

Morris Harvey College became a self-governing independent college

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1945

Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) enrollment was at 2,000 students

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Sep 08, 1947

Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) moved to the current location across Kanawha River

1950

Riggleman Hall was constructed at Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston)

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1953

The initial accreditation attempt for Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) failed

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1955

Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) built its first dormitory

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1958

Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston) was accredited by the North Central Accreditation Agency

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1964

Leonard Riggleman retired as president of Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston)

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1966

Three more dormitories were built at Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston)

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1969

A P.E. Building was built at Morris Harvey College (now University of Charleston)

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1978

Morris Harvey College became the University of Charleston

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Sep 07, 1997

The Clay Tower at the University of Charleston was dedicated

2000

Brotherton Hall dormitory at University of Charleston was added

2003

New Hall dormitory at University of Charleston was completed

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2005

Construction began on a pharmacy school at University of Charleston

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Aug 01, 2012

University of Charleston announced it would take over Mountain State University


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