The $3.6 million Soccer stadium opened.
The plaza and fountain in front of the Dining Halls opened.
The North Carolina General Assembly declared February 19th "UNCG Day." A train traveling from Charlotte carried alumni and University officials to Raleigh for the ceremonies.
UNCG received a $18.5 million grant - the largest awarded to any of the sixteen campuses in the University of North Carolina system - to establish a regional educational laboratory serving six southern states.
The University's Centennial Celebration began October 4th, with Kickoff Weekend. Educator and former diplomat Harlan Cleveland was speaker at the Centennial Convocation.
Undergraduate enrollment increased 20% from 1985, almost double the University of North Carolina system average of 12% for that same time period. It was also recorded that the percentage of male students increased from 26% to 32% between 1980 and 1991.
The Women's Studies Program, established in 1973, now offered a major in the field.
The title of Vice Chancellor was changed to Provost.
The Class of 1941 gave the Clock Tower as their 50th anniversary gift to the University.
The Athletics Program moved into Division I.
Ann H. Gaither, a member of the Class of 1953, became the first woman to chair the UNCG Board of Trustees.
Allen Trelease (history professor emeritus) published Changing Assignments: A Pictorial History of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.