History of Eleanor Roosevelt College

1988      

  • Fifth College welcomes its first class of 390 students
  • Making of the Modern World Sequence debuts as hallmark of the College’s General Education
  • Students are housed in residence halls near Veterans Hospital known as Camp Snoopy
  • UC San Diego’s International House opens in Fifth College Pepper Canyon Apartments

1993

  • Intercultural Communications Workshop created by ERC Residence Life

1994

  • Fifth College renamed Eleanor Roosevelt College

1999

  • ERC Community Outreach Effort’s Spring Breakaway launched

2002

  • Rock ‘N Roosevelt Concert established by Student Council at ERC

2003

  • Eleanor Roosevelt College’s current campus opens with 23 buildings including residence halls, apartments, an administrative building, Café Ventanas, and the Great Hall

2004

  • ERC International Migration Studies Minor established
  • Sunday Suppers initiated by International House

2007

  • First full-time Faculty Director appointed to MMW

2008

  • ERC Human Rights Minor established
  • MMW Global Seminars (summer program abroad) launched

2010

  • ERC Global Health Minor established

2011

  • ERC Undergraduate Research Conference introduced
  • Re-designed MMW sequence (MMW11-15) began
  • MMW Transfer Sequence (MMW21-22) began 

2012

  • Global Service & Research (GSR) Academic Sequence, with its experiential Break Away Global Service (“BAGS”) began

2014

  • ERC1 First Year Experience course began
  • MMW Transfer Sequence becomes upper division (MMW121-122)