Quick Facts in USC's History before the 1900's:

Quick Facts
1595 Foundation of first school in Cebu by Fr. Antonio Sedeno, Fr. Pedro Chirino, and Antonio Pereira, all members of the Jestuits.

1606 Naming of school as Colegio de San Ildefonso.

1725 Completion of Martires Street building.

1769 Expulsion of the Jesuits from the Philippines, resulting in the Colegio’s closure.

1783 Reopening of the school by Bishop Mateo Joaquin de Arevalo with secular priests in charge under a new name, Colegio- Seminario de San Carlos.

1852 Appointment of Dominicans as regents.

1867 Taking over by Vincentian Fathers.