Celebrate 25

Celebrate 25

Washington State University Vancouver kicked off its 25th Anniversary Celebration at its 2014 commencement ceremony on May 10. That was 25 years to the day since the Washington State Legislature had established WSU Vancouver as one of four campuses making up the Washington State University system.

WSU Vancouver will observe this anniversary throughout 2014/2015. Watch for updates and more events as plans develop.

Join us for our first major anniversary event! It’s all free and open to the public.


WSU Vancouver's 25th Anniversary Community Celebration on the Quad proudly presented by iQ Credit Union

Busy campus celebration on the quad3 – 8 p.m. Saturday, September 6
WSU Vancouver Quad

  • Tour the campus
  • Discover our programs
  • Eat cake
  • Have dinner or ice cream at a food truck
  • Experience our interactive timeline
  • Walk down memory lane with special exhibits
  • Pick up a lapel pin or tattoo
  • Enjoy kids’ activities—coloring, balloons and more
  • Stop at the photo booth
  • Jam to live music

3 – 5 p.m. Open House
Guests will have an opportunity to explore our programs, labs, facilities, admissions, financial aid, access services, diversity and veterans’ services, student clubs and organizations, and more. Of course there will be fun too—music, munchies and creative activities.

5 – 8 p.m. Music and Food
Kick back on the lawn in our amphitheater and listen to some great music—folk rock band Lincoln’s Beard and one of Portland’s favorite pop bands, Sean Flinn & The Royal We. Purchase dinner from one of this region’s favorite food trucks or pack a picnic. No alcohol or firearms, please.


Wave the FlagSign up to wave the flag August 25

Welcome students to the first day of classes on the anniversary year! Join WSU alumni, friends, faculty and staff in taking over 134th Street/Salmon Creek Avenue and the main entrance to the campus. Volunteers wearing Cougar colors will wave the Cougar flag from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Shifts are 1 – 2 hours. Sign up and reserve your time now!


25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

6 p.m. Friday, November 7
Hilton Vancouver

Annual scholarship and service awards will be announced, and 25 Notable Alumni will be recognized.


The story of WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver was formally established in 1989. This year, WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of progress in providing access to baccalaureate-level education for the people of Southwest Washington and beyond.

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