May 3, 1963USA founded by an act of the Alabama Legislature.
April 1964The University moved from 154 St. Louis Street to its present location in west Mobile.
The charter class of 25 students entered the College of Medicine.April 1975 Mobile General Hospital was renamed University of South Alabama Medical Center.
Dedication of the $2.2 million Alfred and Lucile Delchamps Archaeology Building, which serves as a public museum of ancient artifacts and a teaching and research center as home of the USA Center for Archaeological Studies. The building was created in part through the generosity of the Delchamps family of Mobile.November 2006
A joint pharmacy program between USA and Auburn University was established, with plans to admit the first class of students in fall 2007. Graduates of the pharmacy program in Mobile receive a degree from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at the University of South Alabama.March 2007
Dedication of the Joseph and Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center at the Mitchell College of Business, a $2.5 million facility that significantly improves the learning environment for USA business students.April 2007
The natural connections among Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions were acknowledged through a new cooperative administrative structure under the guidance of the first Vice President for Health Sciences, Dr. Ron Franks.April 2007
The University names its first vice president for health systems, Stan Hammack, who will oversee the clinical operations of USA’s health system, including its hospitals and physician practice.April 2007
Began construction of the new $45 million Health Sciences Building, which will bring the colleges of Allied Health Professions and Nursing back to USA’s main campus.May 2007
Hired first Vice President for Research, Dr. Russ Lea, symbolizing USA’s ever-expanding programs in research, outreach and scholarly activity.August 2007
Opening of a privately funded student apartment complex, The Grove, which by fall 2008 housed 1,000 students.September 2007
Celebrated the grand opening of the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at the University of South Alabama and welcomed its inaugural class of students.November 2007
USA students presented a petition to President Moulton in support of football and marching band programs during half-time at a Jaguar Men’s Basketball game.December 2007
USA Trustees approve NCAA-sanctioned football and marching band programs.December 2007
The historic number of degrees awarded by the University topped 60,000.February 2008 USA hired its first football coach, Joey Jones.
Public groundbreaking held during Homecoming for USA Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza.March 2008
Plans for USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital expansion approved by USA Board of Trustees.April 2008
Public groundbreaking ceremony held for new state-of-the-art, 116,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center.July 2008
USA officially begins new marching band program with announcement of band’s first director, Ward Miller.August 2008 USA unveils new athletic and marching band logo.
Dedication of the new USA Mitchell Cancer Institute building, which represents a total investment of more than $135 million, including $75 million in construction and equipment.April 2009
Conclusion of the University's first comprehensive fund-raising campaign, which resulted in more than $93.5 million for USA programs, faculty, students and construction.September 2009
Launched inaugural season of USA’s football and marching band programs.September 2009
Dedication of the Health Sciences Building, new home of the colleges of Allied Health Professions and Nursing.September 2009
Groundbreaking ceremony for Shelby Hall Engineering and Computing Sciences Building.November 2009
Dedication of the Football Field House and practice fields.January 2010
Dedication of Veterans Memorial Plaza, which is dedicated to the students, alumni, faculty and staff who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.July 2010
Completion of the new USA Jaguar Marching Band drill tower and pavilion.September 2010
First classes held in the new glass arts building, a 5,000-square-foot facility in the Visual Arts complex.September 2010
Dedication of the new state-of-the-art, 116,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center.October 2010
Dedication of Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza.November 2010
Groundbreaking on USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital expansion.November 2010
Opening of a new 20,000-square-foot dining hall near residence halls.August 2011
Opening of Stokes Hall, a 330-bed residence hall that includes the
University’s first Faculty in Residence and incorporates the concept of
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