Massey's beginnings towards becoming a university began as an agricultural college in Palmerston North.
The new College was carried through the difficult years of World War Two and Great Depression by staff and students.
When World War Two and the Depression were over, the College continued to grow and work towards becoming a university.
Massey University College of Manawatu became Massey University of Manawatu on 1 January 1964.
Massey University expanded in the 1990s with new campuses in Auckland and Wellington.
Massey celebrates milestones and continues to grow.