Dalhousie College was re-established. Though founded in 1818 by Lord Dalhousie, when he was later appointed governor general of Canada his influence waned, and the college did not actually offer a consistent program of studies till 1838. The program was only offered intermittently till 1863 when the college was reorganized and opened with six professors to undertake teaching efforts. The first degrees were offered in 1866, with twenty-eight students for degrees and twenty-eight occasional students.