HISTORY Welcome To TUSCULUM UNIVERSITY
Tennessee's First Institution of Higher Education
Hezekiah Balch charters Greeneville College which will become Tusculum University!
Hugh Brown receives the first degree from Tusculum’s predecessor, Greeneville College.
Samuel Witherspoon Doak (son of Samuel Doak) founds Tusculum Academy, along with his father.
Samuel Witherspoon Doak builds his 2-story, brick home (currently the Doak House Museum) on land next to Frank Creek, just outside of Greeneville.*
“Old College” is built due to growth of student enrollment. It is the oldest “academic” building on the college campus.
Tusculum Academy becomes Tusculum College.
McCormick Hall is built using funds donated by Nettie Fowler McCormick, widow of Cyrus McCormick.
Baseball becomes the first sport to field a recognizable team for the Pioneers.
First women's sports team is formed for Tennis.
The President's House is built across the road from the main Tusculum campus.
McCormick Day established. Now known as Nettie Day, a day of service on campus and around the community
The Arch is built at the traditional entrance to campus which is directly out from the entrance to McCormick Hall.
The Gymnasium is built containing a basement pool, indoor basketball course and offices.
Lantern Festival begins honoring graduating seniors and soon-to-be seniors.
Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center and Chapel is built.
The Simerly Union Building is built and connected to the gymnasium by the post office. It contained such places as the bookstore, cafeteria, Student Lounge, and other rooms and offices.
The Professional Studies Program is born. Originally known as Tusculum Adult Leaders Learning, or TALL., it is now known as Adult and Online Studies.
Tusculum celebrates its Bicentennial
Niswonger Commons is built, replacing the Simerly Student Union building, and includes the post office, cafeteria, bookstore, student coffee lounge, student radio station, offices, and classrooms.
Four new apartment-style dorms built behind “Old College” with two additional apartment buildings built in 2013.
On July 1, 2018, Tusculum transitioned to University status.
STORIES From Alumni & Friends
I’ve found a home at Tusculum. Here, I’m surrounded by friends that feel like family. We have so much fun together.
Not only did Tusculum change the economic and professional trajectory of our family, it gave me confidence in my emerging abilities and rewarded me with the richest of lifetime friendships...
Tusculum gave me the opportunity to pursue my passions while exploring new avenues for learning, service, and involvement. I am a better person for having been there.
The Tusculum experience is different from other schools because of the community and relationships formed with professors and fellow students.
The amazing professors in the Science department challenged my classmates and me throughout our time at Tusculum, and we are extremely grateful!