State Land-Grant College established by the State Legislature, March
First meeting of Board of Regents, April 22.
George Lilley appointed first president, April 25.
Contract awarded May 22 for the campus's first building named the
"CRIB" - the cradle of an infant college. Cost estimate
College opened its doors on January 13 under the name Washington
Agricultural College and School of Science with 13 collegiate and
46 preparatory students enrolled. Instruction began in agriculture,
mechanic arts and engineering, and sciences and arts.
Construction started on Ferry Hall, first residence hall, February.
College Hall contract awarded May 15.
John W. Heston, principal of Seattle High School, appointed president,
E.A. Bryan appointed president July 22. The former president
of Vincennes University in Indiana, he had graduate degrees from
Harvard and Columbia.
Agriculture research started in Puyallup in Western Washington.
Rogers intramural field construction started.
First varsity football game: WSC beat Idaho, 10-0, November
Instruction began in Veterinary Science.
First issue of Evergreen student newspaper published.
First Glee Club organized.
First graduating class of seven men and women.
Alumni Association organized June 23. Edward Kimmel (Class of 1897)
is the first president.
First Chinook student yearbook published.
First intercollegiate debates.
Enrollment 481, highest between 1892-1899.