The SuperLab, a 7,200-square foot computer laboratory opened in Jackson Library.
Spring Garden Street was landscaped.
The University joined the Southern Conference (SoCon). The same year, the women's soccer team won the Conference Championship, marking the team's first NCAA win with a 3-1 overtime upset over fifth-seated Duke.
The McIver Street Parking Deck was opened.
Fred Chappell - poet, novelist, and professor of English at UNCG - became the poet laureate of North Carolina.