September: Enrollment is 8758 students.
Dental hygiene program started.
November 11: The new library opens on the McNichols campus. The collection numbers over 150,000.
January: The University celebrates its seventy-five birthday.
May 25: Memorial Building is dedicated.
Fall: The Law School moves to Dowling Hall.
Ask the Professor radio program established.
April 23: Groundbreaking for Reno Hall.
August 16: Groundbreaking for the Student Center
September: Reno Hall opens.
Campus police department is established.
December 9: The Smith Radio-TV Center is dedicated. The building is a former mortuary on Puritan.
August 8: Groundbreaking for the Briggs Building. Liberal Arts will have a home of their own for the first time.
Fall: Department of Geography added.
Fall: Dedication of Columbiere College in Clarkston.