150 Years of Women at Berkeley


2020 will feature celebrations of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley

Historic photo of Berkeley women students studying

Originally published on 150 Years of Women at Berkeley. 

October 3, 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the UC Regents’ unanimous approval of a resolution by Regent Samuel F. Butterworth: “That young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms in all respects with young men.” The first women were admitted to the university in 1872, and the first woman, Rosa Scrivner, graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture in 1874. Since that time, hundreds of thousands of women have graduated from UC Berkeley, and thousands of staff, faculty, and friends of the campus have made immeasurable contributions to our campus and beyond. On Berkeley's website, you will find information about celebratory events as well as activities aimed at compiling a comprehensive archive of historical information covering the last 150 years of the university. This website is also a portal for you to make your own contributions to this commemoration. Welcome to the celebration!

To read the original announcement, and to stay up-to-date with events celebrating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley, visit Berkeley's website.