Utah State University Brigham City Timeline
Utah State University Brigham City started operating in the Box Elder County Courthouse in 1984. For the following two years, classes were offered at the courthouse via the Utah State University Com-Net delivery system and face-to-face classes were offered in rooms rented from the Box Elder School District. In 1985, a turn-of-the-century home (located at 23 South 200 East) was rented from Box Elder School District and the Com-Net system was expanded and moved into the old home. The living room became a computer lab, one bedroom an office, and other bedrooms became Com-Net classrooms. In 1991, a store-front in an abandoned strip mall was rented and remodeled for use as classrooms for both Com-Net classes and face-to-face classes.
Student enrollment and degree offerings continued to expand over the next five years. In 1996 State Representative Rob Bishop, from Brigham City, spearheaded a campaign to appropriate money to expand the Utah State University Brigham City campus. The entire strip mall was purchased and 15,000 square feet of space was renovated for use by Utah State University Brigham City campus.
Utah State University Brigham City continued to grow and in 2002 seven thousand square feet of additional space was renovated for university use. In 2005, a 17,000 square-foot renovation began which created eight new state-of-the-art classrooms, a child care center, bookstore, break room, student lounge, and exercise facility.
In 2008, a 12,000 square-foot expansion began which was completed in early 2009. This new expansion added a one-stop student services center, and five laboratories - anatomy, engineering, science, anthropology, and child development. The expansion also included one classroom, materials library, laboratory preparation unit, and a warming kitchen.
In 2011, the upstairs section of the Milton P. Miller Building was remodeled. This new remodel provided offices for the Box Elder County Business Resource Center, additional classrooms, The Writing Center, and a Science Tutoring room.
The timelines below are organized in reverse chronological order so the most recent events will occur at the beginning as Utah State University Brigham City continues to grow and develop.