April 16, 1934: Charter Day (2:52 p.m.)

October 1, 1934: First convocation of William J. Porter University in 3rd floor auditorium of First Baptist Educational Building.

一道本不卡免费高清1935: Porter University officially changes to Jacksonville Junior College (JJC). Classes move to Haddock Business University classrooms at 517 Laura Street.

1936: The school occupies the entire second floor of the Florida Theater Building.


一道本不卡免费高清1944: JJC colors change from scarlet and white to green and white.

January 20, 1944: Dr. Garth H. Akridge is elected as first full-time, salaried president of JJC and serves from 1944-1951.

April, 1944: JJC moves to Kay Mansion at 704 Riverside Avenue.

一道本不卡免费高清October 27, 1944: The Scribe is the first student newspaper, publishes only two issues.

September 23, 1946: The Fledgling school newspaper starts.

一道本不卡免费高清June 24, 1947: Carl S. Swisher elected Chairman of Board of Trustees.

一道本不卡免费高清December 12, 1947: The name “Green Dolphins” is chosen through a student contest. Some of the other options considered were: Green Raiders, Green Marlins, Buccaneers, Juggernauts and Green Dragons.

January, 1947: JJC beats Army-Navy Recruiting team 22-16 in first basketball game in the City Recreation League.

一道本不卡免费高清May 27, 1949: Green Key Society founded.


October 2, 1950: Classes begin on Arlington campus in first permanent building (Founders).

一道本不卡免费高清December 7, 1950: JJC earns full accreditation from the Southern Associations of Colleges and Secondary Learning.

一道本不卡免费高清November 23-24, 1951: First Homecoming banquet is held at the George Washington Hotel, with Congressman Charles E. Bennett as the speaker.

1953: Swisher Gymnasium is built.

March 31, 1953: The board authorizes the first fraternity, Kappa Tau Kappa. Soon after, the first sorority, Beta Chi Alpha, arrives on campus.

一道本不卡免费高清April, 1956: Nelms Science building and Swisher Auditorium are dedicated within a week of each other.

April 29, 1956: Franklyn A. Johnson is named president-elect of JJC. He develops school into a fully accredited senior college in five years. He serves until 1963.

February 27, 1958: Board approves merger of Jacksonville College of Music with Jacksonville University.

June 6, 1959: The first 4-year class of 100 graduates.


一道本不卡免费高清1961: College of Fine Arts established.

December 7, 1961: JU receives full accreditation as four-year institution.

December 11, 1961: Ground is broken for the first dorms.

January 8, 1962: Wayne Corbin appointed first Dean of Men.

March 11, 1963: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson arrives on campus by helicopter and addresses students in Swisher Gym.

一道本不卡免费高清May 9, 1963: JU becomes integrated by trustee vote.

1964: Master of Arts in Teaching program added.

一道本不卡免费高清May 1967: College of Arts and Sciences established.

November 9, 1967: Dionne Warwick performs in Swisher gym.

Homecoming, 1969: JU welcomed Neil Diamond to the stage to play in front of students, alumni and faculty.


March 21, 1970: Led by Artis Gilmore ’71, Men’s basketball advances to 1970 NCAA Championship game.

一道本不卡免费高清September 21, 1971: NROTC established.

一道本不卡免费高清1972: Florida First National Bank donates GE-225 Computer (originally worth $385,000) to be used by admissions and registrar in converted classroom.

一道本不卡免费高清April 6, 1972: Bob Hope and Jack Benny receive honorary doctorates.

December, 1972: John Denver performs for students during the festivities.

一道本不卡免费高清March 7, 1974: Duke Ellington performs in concert with special composition he wrote for the event.

March, 1975: Billy Joel plays in a packed Swisher Gym.

一道本不卡免费高清August, 1975: The Rathskeller opens.

一道本不卡免费高清September 7, 1979: K.C. and the Sunshine Band record a live performance in Swisher Gym for an album.

1979: College of Business established.


一道本不卡免费高清1980: Students go to “The Rat” for happy hour.

April 9, 1980: Dr. Frances B. Kinne inaugurated as the seventh president of Jacksonville University. She was also the first woman president in the state of Florida and the second in the nation.

一道本不卡免费高清1981: New majors introduced: dance, photography and communications.

Basketball: over 2 years 39-20 record with 2 Gator Bowl titles, 1 Sunbelt, 1 NCAA and NIT Tournament

Homecoming, 1981: Bruce Springsteen brought more than 10,000 fans to the coliseum and the Doobie Brothers also performed for students as part of the celebration.

一道本不卡免费高清1982: Volleyball sets JU record, placing 3rd in AIAW Reg. III Tournament.

June 24, 1982: W. Ashley Verlander is named Chairman of Board of Trustees.

1983: The Division of Aeronautics is created.

一道本不卡免费高清March 9, 1983: The New York Yankees played the JU Dolphins at Wolfson Park in an exhibition game to raise funds to install lights at JU baseball field. 11,119 fans turn out.

一道本不卡免费高清April 12, 1983: Golden Anniversary Celebration begins with appearance by former President Gerald Ford.

September 9, 1983: Artis Gilmore Day is celebrated. Gilmore receives an honorary doctorate

December 7, 1983: Columnist Ann Landers declares JU one of the top four colleges in the nation.

December, 1983: Davis gift of $3.5 million given to the University.

November 18, 1984: Charlton Heston and Ann Landers visit JU and receive honorary doctorates.


一道本不卡免费高清September 5, 1990: University Center dedicated to Dr. Frances B. Kinne by Winston Churchill III.

April 19, 1991: Groundbreakings for Reid Science Building and Terry Concert Hall .

September 19, 1992: Former JU Student Leanza Cornett wins the title of Miss America.

January 3, 1993: The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart performs in Snickers Lounge at JU comedy night.

1996: Aeronautics develops one-of-a-kind training partnership with Delta Connection Academy.

一道本不卡免费高清1997: New $1.5 million Café opens in the Kinne Center. Visual arts annex is opened with ceramic room, painting room and glass blowing studio. JU apartments are built.

一道本不卡免费高清September 12, 1998: JU football’s first game is a 19-14 win against Davidson, more than 5,000 fans show up to cheer.


2001: Renovations are made to Council Building and Kinne Center.

July 1, 2004: Kerry Romesburg became the eleventh University President.

2007: Nursing expands to include Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner sub-specialization, first in Florida, sixth in country. Oak Hall, newest modern living quarters, opens to students.

一道本不卡免费高清October 13, 2007: Negaard Rowing Center opens.

2008-09: Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and crew all win their conference championships.

一道本不卡免费高清2009: Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse added for 2009-10 season.

February 27, 2009: JU breaks ground on $10 million 30,000 square-foot Marine Science Research Institute on the river bank.

May 2, 2009: JU graduates more than 600 new alumni.

一道本不卡免费高清October 2009: JU kicks-off the 75th anniversary celebration.


2012: JU Varsity Sailing team established. 

February 1, 2013Tim Cost  became the 12th University President.

March 7, 2013: Florida-Georgia Line played a free concert on Dolphin Green.

June 3, 2013: JU Breaks ground on the $8 million College of Health Sciences, more than doubling the available space for the college.

2014: JU River House opens after the old President's home is renovated into a state-of-the-art meeting space and pub.

September 11, 2014: JU Football plays its first home game at  the newly renovated D.B. Milne Field. Renovations include a new playing surface, grandstand, track, video board, concessions and press box for JU football, lacrosse and track and field.

May 28, 2015: Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences is named after Brooks Rehabilitation's $4 million commitment.

August 21, 2015: North Hall opens to first-year students.

March 13, 2016: JU Women's Basketball defeats Florida Gulf Coast to capture first conference championship in school history, and earn a bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament, another first for the women's program.

March 2, 2017: JU School of Nursing receives largest gift in program history, and is named Keigwin School of Nursing after the benefactors.