FLCC's Timeline of Events
1953-1965 - A group of Ontario County citizens, encouraged by County Supervisors, raise the idea of establishing a local community college. In 1958, the Loveless Report is released, followed by the Hetherington Report in 1960, recommending the founding of a community college in order to enhance the economic, social and political growth of the region.
1965 - The Community College is officially established by the Ontario County Board of Supervisors.
1967 - The college is designated Community College of the Finger Lakes (CCFL).
1968 - Lincoln Hill approved as college campus location, First summer session classes held.
1969 - First commencement, 12 students received degrees. Lincoln Hill property officially purchased by Ontario County.
1975 - Construction on campus completed. Dedication ceremony attended by 1500 patrons.
1983 - Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center (later renamed Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) is opened on the college campus.
1984 - Geneva Campus Center is opened.
1990 - Wayne County Campus Center is opened.
1992 - The college is renamed Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC).
2010 - Victor Campus Center is opened (Jan.); Academic Commons relocates to the Library (Sept.)
2011 - Basketball court is renamed Putt Moore Court. (Jan.)
2012 - The Student Center is opened on the Canandaigua Campus. (March)
2015 - The Viticulture Center in Geneva is opened.
Welcome to the FLCC College History Research Guide
This guide uses items from FLCC's Library Archives to describe the history of the college. Photographs, articles, programs, documents and other materials dating from 1960 on have been uploaded and supplemented with descriptions in order to make the information available to students, faculty and the public.
Click through the tabs at the top to explore the founding and the history of the college, and please enjoy your tour!
Reflections on the College's History
The following document was created by Paul T. Phillips, instructor of Criminal Justice, to look back at FLCC's history. It gives a timeline, analyses, and first-hand accounts of the college from both historical and personal standpoints. Click the link below to open the file in a new tab.
Director of Library Learning Resources
Charles J. Meder Library
Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424