The University of Washington is celebrating 150 years, and UW Tacoma is proud to be a part of that history. You can use the links on this page to explore more about the UW's history and the planned celebrations. We hope you will join in on W Day on Nov. 4, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., to celebrate the official birthday with cake and other events on campus.
The official 150 years website with a complete listing of events and an interactive timeline with a chance to add your own memories.
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Where was Tacoma?
In 1861 when the UW was founded, Tacoma was still three years away from existence. Job Carr staked his claim on what would become Tacoma in 1864.
The founding of Tacoma >