150 Years of Women at Berkeley

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Celebrating 150 Years of Women

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 in 1872, and Rosa Scrivner became the first woman to graduate in 1874 with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture.

Since then, countless women have graduated from UC Berkeley. Staff, faculty, and affiliates have made invaluable contributions to our campus and the world beyond. This website highlights untold narratives and documents efforts to archive historical information.  Welcome, and join the celebration!

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