|Nov 13 1780||Connecticut Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa founded.|
|Apr 24 1781||The Corporation voted that the degree of Doctor of Laws be conferred upon General Washington.|
|Jan 1782||Bequest of £500 from Daniel Lathrop (B.A. 1755); the first gift of substantial amount from a graduate.|
|Sep 14 1785||Seventy students graduated; the largest class in the first century.|
|Oct 15 1789||"Arrived here the elegant Pourtrait of the Hon. Governor Yale which was this day received and deposited in the College Library. It is a Donation of the Hon. Dudley North Esq of London, Member of Parliament, and a Descendant of Governor Yale, after whom this College was named." Portrait was painted in 1717 by Enoch Seeman.
|Dec 24 1789||Arrived from England a valuable collection of philosophical apparatus (including a telescope), purchased for the College.|