|The Augusta Female Seminary is founded by Rufus W. Bailey. Mary Julia Baldwin is among the first pupils.
|Mary Julia Baldwin is elected principal of Augusta Female Seminary. She remains principal until her death on July 2, 1897.
|The Board of Trustees changes the name of the school to Mary Baldwin Seminary in acknowledgement of the valuable service and unparalleled success of the principal.
|Mary Baldwin College is established as a four-year liberal arts institution by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
|First Apple Day picnic held at a nearby college-owned orchard.
|The Adult Degree Program enrolls its first students, making Mary Baldwin the first college in Virginia to create a program for people to earn their degrees later in life.
|The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted is inaugurated, funded by a major grant from the Jesse Ball DuPont Foundation.
|The master of arts in teaching program is launched.
|The inauguration of Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.
|Founding of the Office of African American Affairs, which later became the Office of Inclusive Excellence.
|The master of letters and master of fine arts in Shakespeare and Performance are launched in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center and its Blackfriars Playhouse.
|The Samuel R. Jr. and Ava Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement opens.
|Heifetz International Music Institute relocates to the Mary Baldwin campus.
|Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences opens with Mary Baldwin’s first doctoral students.
|The institution officially changes its name to Mary Baldwin University to reflect expanded degree offerings.
|Men are welcomed to campus as residential students for the first time.
|The largest gift in university history announced, from longtime supporter and alumna Bertie Murphy Deming Smith ’46.
|Coalition for Racial and Social Justice created to coordinate and elevate DEI efforts.
|The inaugural varsity season begins for men’s basketball, making a total of six new men’s teams added since 2018.
|Access MBU created to eliminate 100% of tuition costs for incoming students from Virginia whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.
|The College of Health Sciences launches a new doctor of nurse anesthesiology program.
|The McCree Center for Life Success opens, providing student-centered services for career design, civic and global engagement, and networking with employers.