May 1, 1874
OAC opens with 28 students admitted.
The one-year diploma program is expanded to two years.
The degree program is launched.
Initiation of short courses for the general public.
A fourth year is added to the curriculum for degree.
High school matriculation required for admission qualification to the degree program.
Graduate programs initiated.
First Master of Science in Agriculture (MSA) degrees granted.
Senior high school matriculation (Grade 13) required for admission qualification to the degree program.
OAC is a founding college of the newly created University of Guelph. New degrees are created.
OAC introduced Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Environmental Science majors.
New “Experience Agriculture” curriculum for B.Sc. (Agr.) program is introduced.
The former Colleges of Agricultural Technology at Le Collège d’Alfred, Kemptville and Ridgetown join OAC and the University of Guelph. The Electronic MBA in Agriculture is introduced in conjunction with Athabasca university.
OAC celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Maclean’s magazine names the University of Guelph as Ontario’s highest ranked comprehensive university. OAC is internationally renowned for its excellence in agricultural education and research and acclaimed for fostering a student centered environment and sense of community.