Timeline Date 1946

Chicago Undergraduate Division instruction began at Navy Pier.

Oct 21.  In response to the student demand created by the G.I. Bill, the University created a branch campus at Chicago’s Navy (Municipal) Pier.  Nicknamed “Harvard on the rocks,” the students who attended CUD were the first University of Illinois undergraduates attending the university in Chicago.

[001-01 Board of Trustees — Reports and Supplements, 1946.APR.18 p.1121; 003-09-00-01 Undergraduate Catalogs, 1946-47 p.3] back to Timelines

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