October 23, 1851: The first recorded debate for the men's literary society, the Amphictyon Association, was held, on the subject: "Resolved that from the signs of the times we have reason to expect a dissolution of the union."
October 24, 1991: The dedication ceremony for Shattuck Hall was held.
October 25, 1961: Folk singer Joan Baez performed in the Memorial Chapel.
October 26, 1911: President William Howard Taft spoke to a huge crowd from the steps of Main Hall.
October 26, 1968: The Jason Downer Center (now Chapman Hall) was dedicated. Downer provided a food service that could accommodate 600 faculty and students.
October 26, 2001: Chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall gave a speech titled "A Reason for Hope" in the Memorial Chapel as part of a fundraiser for the Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London.
October 26, 2013: The installation ceremony for Mark Burstein, Lawrence University's sixteenth president, was held.
October 27, 1898: A disastrous fire nearly destroyed the almost-completed Stephenson Hall of Science. Newspapers reported that Ormsby and Main Halls were saved from burning by "a squad of students on the roofs."
October 27, 1961: Plantz Hall was dedicated.
October 27, 1967: Kohler Hall was dedicated.
October 28, 1944: Nathan Pusey was installed as Lawrence University's tenth president.