The nine-story tower of Jackson Library opened.
The women's golf team became the first sports team in UNCG history to win a national championship. The team was coached by Nancy Porter, and featuring future professional golfer Donna Horton White.
The University joined the local college consortium made up of Bennett College, Greensboro College, Guilford College, High Point College, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T).
The Women's Studies Program was established.
The Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity donated "The Rock," a 12.7-ton boulder, to be used as a graffiti center.
The School of Nursing became the largest nursing school in the state in the fall of 1973, with an enrollment of 507 nursing students.
Taylor Garden, located between Elliott Hall and the Alumni House, was dedicated to Katherine Taylor, former Dean of Women and Dean of Students.
Elliott Hall was renamed Elliott University Center.
The Pixie Theatre for Young People was renamed the Theatre for Young People.
For the first time in the University's history, over 1,000 bachelor degrees were awarded with 1,052 students graduating.