About SMC

90 Years of Highlights: 1929-2019 Timeline

 

Explore Santa Monica College from the decades. Since 1929, the college has evolved into a leading community college in California with local and global impact. For an in-depth history, visit History of Santa Monica College.

Photos are from Santa Monica College, SMC student newspaper The Corsair, and SMC student yearbook Spindrift.

2009–

  • 2019 Graduation Ceremony
  • 2016 $6 Million STEM Grant
  • 2017 Center for Media & Design Opens
  • 2016 $1 Million Gift from Mitzi Blahd
  • 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award
  • 2015 President Kathryn Jeffery
  • 2019 Student Services Center Opens
  • 2019 Student Services Center Opens

1999–

  • 1999 New Science Building
  • 2004 New Bundy Campus
  • 2004 New Airport Campus
  • 2005 Track & Field
  • 2007 New Theatre Arts Building
  • 2007 Women's Soccer
  • 2008 Dustin Hoffman at The Broad Stage
  • 2008 New Quad

1989–

  • 1991 Stephen Hawking Guest Lectures
  • 1993 Bill Clinton's First Stop
  • 1994 Northridge Earthquake
  • 1995 President Piedad Robertson
  • 1995 Jesse Jackson at SMC
  • 1995 Club Row
  • 1998 Dale Ride Interns

1979–

  • 1984
  • 1979 Water Polo Game
  • 1980 Traffic Light Fundraiser
  • 1983 New Autonomous Board of Trustees
  • 1988 Concert Band

1969–

  • 1971 Nursing Students
  • 1971 New Planetarium
  • 1974 President Richard Moore
  • 1971 SMC Rename
  • 1975 Emeritus Opens
  • 1975 Goldie Glitters Homecoming Queen
  • 1974 Alum Arnold Schwarzenegger

1959–

  • 1959 Class Election Board
  • 1959 Football Film
  • 1960 Botany Trip
  • 1961 Clock Tower
  • 1961 Students Playing Music
  • 1961
  • 1966 Men's Basketball

1949–

  • 1949 Homecoming Parade
  • 1949 KCRW Radio Transmitter
  • 1950 New Letters & Science Building
  • 1950 Car Wash Fundraiser
  • 1951 Studying for Finals
  • 1952 Campus Grows
  • 1953 President Wade Thomas

1939–

  • 1940 Frolic & Barn Dance
  • 1940 Bowling Class
  • 1941 Air Corps
  • 1942
  • 1942 Red Cross Blood Drive
  • 1944 ame Change to City College
  • 1945 KCRW Founded
  • 1946 Zoology Field Trip

1929–

  • 1929 Santa Monica Juior College Opens
  • 1930 Men's Basketball Team
  • 1932 Garfield Location
  • 1933 Music Students
  • 1934 Typing Class
  • 1936 Campus Bulletin
  • 1936 Splinterville
  • 1936 Baseball Team
  • 1937 Technical School
  • 1937 Noon Hour BroadcastsThe