History of Ferris
|1870||Mary E. Kidder starts teaching at Mrs. Hepburn's facility. This marks the beginning of Ferris Seminary.|
|1875||School building and boarding facilities at 178 Yamate completes. The school named Ferris Seminary.|
|1889||School renamed Ferris Waei Jyogakko (Ferris Japanese-English Girl's School).|
|Van Schaick Hall completes.|
|1923||Ferris school buildings destroyed and Ms. Kuyper, the headmistress, killed in the Great Kanto Earthquake.|
|1929||School building named Kuyper Memorial Hall completes on Yamate Campus.|
|1941||School renamed Yokohama Yamate Girl's School during World War II.|
|1947||Vocational school (old system) with three-year courses in English Literature, Home Economics, and Music set up.|
|1950||School renamed Ferris Girl's School. Vocational School becomes Junior College (English Literature and Home Economics). Music Course opens in the following year.|
|1965||Ferris Women's College established with two departments: the Department of English Literature and the Department of Japanese Literature.|
|1970||Centennial of the founding of Ferris.|
|1988||The Department of Asia and European Studies instituted. Ryoken Campus opens.|
The College of Music instituted with three departments: the Department of Vocal Music, the Department of Instrumental Music, and the Department of Musicology.
School building named Ferris Hall completed on Yamate Campus.
|1991||The Graduate School (Master's Course), the Division of Humanities instituted.|
|1993||Japanese Literature Department of the Faculty of Letters renamed the Department of Japanese Literature.|
|1995||The Division of Humanities reorganized into Graduate School (Master's/Doctoral).|
|1997||The Faculty of Global and Inter-cultural Studies (the Department of Global and Inter-cultural Studies) instituted.|
The Graduate School (Master's Course), the Division of Music instituted.
The center of international exchange students opens.
|2001||The Graduate School (Master's/Doctoral Courses), the Division of Global and Inter-cultural Studies instituted. Ryokuen Campus facility expanded (Building for the Faculty of Letters, Lecture hall named "Kidder Hall Ryokuen", and the Library)|
|2002||Kuyper Memorial Hall and the junior and senior high school building renovated.|
|2004||The Department of Communication Studies, the Faculty of Letters instituted. The Department of Musicology in the College of Music renamed the Department of Musical Arts.|
|2005||The Department of Vocal Music and the Department of Instrumental Music incorporated into the Department of Performing Arts.|
|2008||The Graduate School (Master's Course) in Communication Studies, the Division of Humanities instituted.|
|2009||The Division of Music at Graduate School reorganized into Master's Course of Musical Arts and Master's Course of Performing Arts.|
|2010||140th anniversary of the founding of Ferris. Doctoral Course in Graduate School, Communication Studies, the Division of Humanities instituted.|
|2012||Yamate Campus facility expanded(Building 8 refurbished).|
The Department of English Literature, the Faculty of Letters renamed the Department of English Language and Literature.
The Department of Japanese Literature, the Faculty of Letters renamed Department of Japanese Language and Literature.
|2015||50th anniversary of the university founding.|
|2017||The Center for the Liberal Arts is established.|
|2018||The Graduate Program in English Literature in the Graduate School of Humanities was renamed the Graduate Program in English Language and Literature. The Graduate Program in Japanese Literature in the Graduate School of Humanities was renamed the Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Literature.|
|2019||The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Music ceased accepting new students after it merged into the Department of Musical Arts.|
|2020||Sesquicentennial of the founding of Ferris.|