In 2015, UCCS marked our 50th Anniversary with a host of events and activities.
Over the past 50 years, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and the Colorado Springs community have worked together to create one of the most innovative and fastest-growing University of Colorado campuses, meeting the needs of Colorado's second-largest metropolitan area and beyond. We have come so far from our initial university program offerings of engineering and business; today UCCS offers 37 bachelor's, 19 master's, and five doctoral degrees in six colleges and schools. I can hardly believe as of fall 2014 we have over 11,000 students enrolled on campus. I am gratified by the diverse student and graduate population that we serve, and am especially proud of the number of first generation students whose college graduation changes not only their lives, but the lives of future generations.
As we look back on our shared accomplishments, we move forward with excitement about what the next 50 years will bring. Join us as we "Celebrate 50 Years: Shaping Lives & Building Community."
Go Mountain Lions!
If you finished the sentence “We are…” about UCCS, what would you say?
In anticipation of UCCS’ 50th Anniversary, we asked you to complete the sentence “We are…” in six words (or less!). We announced winners and created a special gift with the winning entries that was distributed to all attendees at the 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration on January 22.
- Photo feature: 50th anniversary event celebrates campus founding, future
- UCCS recognizes lifetime donors at dinner
- Photo Feature: Festival of Lights
- Campus to commemorate 50th anniversary with state, local dignitaries
- Paintings celebrate campus anniversary
- Marchers sought for Festival of Lights Parade
See more 50th Anniversary Stories »
#UCCS50th on Twitter
@UCCS grad Scott Oki, 74 & '75, describes his time at @UCCS and what the university means to him. #uccs50th https://t.co/OQ32Fy32Xa— UCCSAlumni (@UCCSAlumni) November 3, 2015
Alumni spotlight: Charles Greer, ‘71, '76 is Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neurobiology at Yale. #uccs50th pic.twitter.com/h2Xqu3q3lr— UCCSAlumni (@UCCSAlumni) December 22, 2015
Jim Davies, '69, talks about the importance of lifelong learning. #uccs50th https://t.co/UumwzOVk7z— UCCSAlumni (@UCCSAlumni) December 18, 2015
Dwire Hall @UCCS, 1972. It's unrecognizable today! #TBT #uccs50th pic.twitter.com/G762JaBmZC— UCCSAlumni (@UCCSAlumni) December 17, 2015