Fiftieth Anniversary, College of Engineering, UMass Amherst
Did you know that…
In May of 1947, the name of Massachusetts State College was changed by legislative action to the University of Massachusetts.
In September of 1947, a School of Engineering was established. There were 16 faculty hired. To accommodate the surge of veterans at that time, classes were conducted at two locations; 120 students enrolled on the campus, but the bulk of engineering students received their first two years of instruction at Fort Devens.