1950

The Dutchman’s Shoes trophy awarded for the first time after an R.P.I. – Union football game.

Commencement is held in Houston Field House for the first time to accommodate record numbers of graduates.

 

1951

Last accelerated class graduates in January. Two-semester, four year program reinstated in September.

 
 

1952

Lacrosse team wins national championship.

 
 

1953

West Hall is purchased from the Albany Diocese.
Freshmen Dormitories are completed.

 
 

1954

Hockey team wins national championship.

 
 

1957

Academic departments are organized into Schools of Engineering, Science, Architecture and Humanities and Social Sciences. Deans head each school and report to a new Provost.

 
 

1958

Richard G. Folsom assumes the presidency.
St. Joseph's Seminary property (Chapel and University Building) is purchased.

WRPI FM goes on the air.

 
 

1959

Freshmen Week events are abolished.

 
 

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