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California State University, Long Beach
Alumni Association

1952 - 1953


Mud-Fest! Fitted against each other were the frosh and sophs. The latter emerged victorious. This was taken at the 2nd annual Brown and Gold Day in 1953.

Fall, 1952

The Junior Class sponsored the first ever Brown and Gold Day Dance, honoring the basketball team. This event became one of the annual favorites among the campus.


"Unrestrained Accreditation" was granted by the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools, after a two-year probationary period, signaling the beginning of full academic standing for LBSC.

Enrollees are pictured here as they line up to register for classes.

First Day of Spring Semester Registration, 1953

First day of registration for the Spring Semester over 2500 students enrolled, 15 times as many as the pioneers group in 1949.

Air view of LBSC, taken during the Spring Semester, 1953, shows the completed temporary quarters. Initial work on the future campus can be seen in the upper-right corner of this photo.

May 20

A ground breaking ceremony took place for construction to begin up on the hill for the Language Arts and Fine Arts buildings, the Library, and the Little Theatre. Among the dignitaries taking part was Mayor Lyman B. Sutter, State Superintendent Roy E. Simpson, and A.S.B. President, Jim Russell.