Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence
1960 - 2010

California State University, Stanislaus celebrated 50 years of higher education excellence through 2010. A number of special events and programs were held to mark the half-century milestone.

Established as Stanislaus State College in 1957 as the 15th campus in the California State University system, the new college conducted its first classes at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in 1960 and then moved to the current CSU Stanislaus site in Fall 1965.

On this commemorative website, you will find archived historical photos, a timeline that highlights key events of the past 50 years, a gallery featuring each of the CSU Stanislaus presidents, and a spot for sharing memories and photos about favorite moments at the University.

With the University having reached a half-century mark of its history, this was a great time for alums and former faculty, staff, and friends of CSU Stanislaus to visit the beautiful campus and enjoy its many fine landmarks and improvements and we hope you continue to do so.

Enjoy browsing the archived website, and thank you!

50th Anniversary Celebration Reel

Founders Week Photo Gallery Inaugural Gala Photo Gallery