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  University of Missouri-St. Louis Opens
Brief Description:  In 1958 the Normandy School District offered to buy 128 acres of the former Bellerive Country Club for a community college site. In 1960, the two-year Normandy Residence Center opened with 215 freshmen and 12 classrooms. The University of Missouri provided four full-time and eight part-time faculty. In September 1963, the Normandy School District and the University of Missouri reached an agreement for the University to take over the operation of the center and it became the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The private University of Kansas City became UM´s Kansas City campus the same year. The Bellerive clubhouse remained the only campus structure until 1966, when Benton Hall, the first classroom-laboratory building, was completed. It was followed by Clark Hall in late 1968, the Thomas Jefferson Library in 1969, and Stadler Hall in 1970. In 1976, the University purchased the site of the former Marillac College across Natural Bridge Road from the main campus. The Marillac campus (South Campus) includes 44 acres with library facilities, offices and classrooms. The UM-St. Louis Barnes College of Nursing and the Schools of Education and Optometry are located on Marillac or South Campus. The University of Missouri-St. Louis has grown to a large modern campus of some 45 buildings and structures on over 200 acres, and has become the largest university serving St. Louisans and the third largest university in the state. 2002.[http://www.umsl.edu/services/advising/student_guide/home/history.htm, http://www.umsl.edu/services/academic/7hdumsl.htm]
Year:  1963
Decade:  1960 - 1969
Beginning Date:     Sep. 01, 1963
Ending Date:     Sep. 01, 1963

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