Effective September 9, 2011, the college will change its name to Notre Dame of Maryland University.
1873: Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, College of Notre Dame is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States.
1876: President Ulysses S. Grant attended commencement; his niece, Bessie Sharp, was a Notre Dame student.
1895: Originally called Notre Dame of Maryland Preparatory School and Collegiate Institute—today's equivalent of elementary and high schools—College of Notre Dame of Maryland was established as a four-year college in 1895.
1896: College of Notre Dame became the first four year Catholic College for Women in the United States.
1899: College of Notre Dame awarded the four-year baccalaureate degree to the members of the first graduating class.
In 1975, the Weekend College was established. It was aimed at aiding working people to attain a bachelor's degree.
1984: The Graduate Studies Program began offering master’s programs for......