October 2, 1966 – The student who pushed Santa Fe College over the 1000 enrollment mark for the first term was the Assistant Chief of Gainesville Fire Department, John Dampier.
October 2, 2002 – Santa Fe College accepted an award in Charleston, S.C. for literary magazine Tracings, winning second place in the 2002 Southern Division of the Community College Humanities Association’s Annual “Literary Magazine Competition” award.
October 4, 1994 – During a press briefing on this day, the college’s first human patient simulator was unveiled. The manlike machine was to allow students to learn lifesaving skills without endangering human lives.
October 8, 1987 – New program unveiled to help business students link up with employers.
October 8, 1992 – St. Leo College started offering 4-year business program through Santa Fe College.
October 8, 1995 – Santa Fe College celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Santa Fe College Stark Fall Festival with a special tribute to the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII.