The Aiken County Commission for Higher Education is created by the South Carolina General Assembly. Francis Townsend is named the first chairman.
The University of South Carolina Aiken is founded. The campus is housed in the historic Banksia mansion in downtown Aiken. Chris Sharp serves as the first director.
Bill Casper is named the second Director of the Aiken campus.
Robert Penland is named chairman of the Aiken County Commission for Higher Education.
The campus receives accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
The first associate degrees were awarded in June 1968.
The South Carolina Legislature authorizes a bond issue to purchase a new site for USCA.
The Aiken County Commission for Higher Education purchases property from the Graniteville Company for a new campus location.
The first building on the new campus, the administration/classroom building, opens its doors to students. The Double Knot sculpture by Charles Perry is placed in the building's open courtyard.
A $400,000 gift from the Gregg-Graniteville Foundation and the Swint Foundation establishes the Gregg-Graniteville Library. It was the largest contribution ever made to a library in the state at that time.
The USCA Alumni Association is founded, with Mike Graybill as the first president.
The Gregg-Graniteville Library was completed in 1975.
The Student Activities Center opens its doors to students. It includes a gymnasium, bookstore and food services facilities.
USCA is fully accredited as a senior college by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and given authority to award baccalaureate degrees.
The estate of Cecil and Virginia Etherredge provides a gift of $1.25 million to USCA, which is later used for construction of the Etherredge Center.
Classes are first held in the dedicated classroom building (now named the Humanities and Social Sciences Building).
Construction is completed on the Operations/Maintenance Building.
The Aiken Partnership, an affiliate of the USC Educational Foundation, is created to guide fundraising efforts for USCA, with C. Marshall Cain as the first chairman.
Chancellor Bill Casper announces his retirement.
Robert E. Alexander is named Chancellor of USCA.
An addition to the Gregg-Graniteville Library is completed, doubling the size of the facility
Pacer Downs opens to provide campus housing for USCA students.
The Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts was completed.
Opening night at the Etherredge Center for the Fine and Performing Arts features Metropolitan Opera star Roberta Peters.
Gasper L. Toole III is named the Chairman of the Aiken County Commission for Higher Education.
The historic Pickens-Salley House is given to USCA by Ronnie Bolton and moved to the campus.
USCA celebrates its silver anniversary.
The Academy for Lifelong Learning is established to offer educational opportunities to senior citizens in the area.
USCA's athletic programs join the Peach Belt Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division II.
The Sciences Building is dedicated.
The Children's Center was completed.
Local students and teachers enjoy the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's new facility.
The Business and Education Building is completed.
USCA begins offering its first master's degree, in elementary education.
The DuPont Planetarium begins offering programs to local schools and the community.
The USCA campus expands to 453 acres through a donation/purchase from the Graniteville Company.
The estate of Vernon and Wava Ford creates a $1.25 million endowment for scholarships.
The Natatorium is added to the Student Activities Center.
USCA is listed in U.S. News & World Report's College Guide as a top three public liberal arts college in the Southeast.
Construction is completed on the Alan B. Miller School of Nursing Building.
The administration/classroom building was renamed the Robert E. Penland Administration and Classroom Building.
The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center was expanded by 30,000 square feet.
Dr. Thomas L. Hallman is named the third Chancellor of USC Aiken.
Robert Hernandez Baseball Stadium is dedicated.
Pacer Commons student housing complex is dedicated
USCA Golf Team wins NCAA Division II National Championship and repeats this accomplishment in 2005 and 2006.
The USCA Convocation Center is dedicated.
Pacer Crossings student housing complex, designed for freshmen, is dedicated.
USCA Chemistry Professor, Dr. Chad Leverette, named South Carolina Governor’s Professor of the Year.
USC Aiken celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Dr. Thomas Hallman announces his retirement at the 50th anniversary celebration.
Dr. Hallman retires.
Dr. Sandra Jordan becomes USC Aiken's fourth chancellor and the university's first female chancellor.
Investiture ceremony held officially installing Dr. Sandra Jordan as Chancellor