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15 July 1904 - The Colegio de San Agustin de Iloilo opened with 40 students. The first Augustinian community was composed of Fr. Bernabe Jimenez, O.S.A., the first rector, Fr. TiburcioRecio, O.S.A., Fr. Mateo Fuentes, O.S.A., and Fr. Ramon Lucio, O.S.A.
01 March 1953 - Under the leadership of Fr. Dolse Garcia, O.S.A., the Colegio de San Agustin de Iloilo was granted University status by the Philippine Government. It earned the singular distinction as the first university in Western Visayas.
11 June 1977 - The Liberal Arts Program of the University was accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), the first to be cited in Western Visayas. Subsequently, the PAASCU accredited the University’s other academic programs, to wit: College of Law (1979), Teachers College (1980), Commerce (1983), High School (1984), Elementary School (1987), Pharmacy and Medical Technology (1994), and Engineering and Architecture (2001). The Graduate School and the College of Nursing were also given initial accreditation in 2000 and 2001, respectively.
25 December 1983 - With the canonical erection of the Filipino Augustinian province, the administration of the University was transferred from the Spain-based Augustinian Province of the Holy Name of Jesus to the newly-created Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu – Philippines, with Rev. Fr. Eusebio B. Berdon, O.S.A., as the first Prior Provincial.
27 October 2003 - The University was granted Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education.
12-17 July 2004 - The University of San Agustin celebrated the centennial of its foundation with the theme, USA@100: Living the Legacy, leading the Way.
1 March 2013 - The University of San Agustin celebrated its 60th Anniversary of the granting of the university status to the University making it the first university in Western Visayas.