Walla Walla University Fund
This year we are celebrating Walla Walla University’s 125th birthday. Much has changed since December 7, 1892, when classes convened for the very first time.
In 1892, the university, then known as Walla Walla College, opened with only three degree programs and an enrollment of 101 students. Last year, WWU enrolled 1,894 students, who chose from over
100 areas of study, including six graduate degrees at five campus locations.
In 1892, students, faculty, and staff all lived, studied, and worshipped together in one multi-purpose building. Students had to sign up in advance for a weekly bath in the college’s one bathtub. Today, the main campus has grown to more than two dozen buildings where students live, study, and worship.
That first day in 1892 also instituted the long-running tradition of gymnasium registrations, as students lined up and faculty placed them in classes. Today, laptops, tablets, and cell phones revolutionize every aspect of campus life, including registration, which is now online.
But while our Walla Walla University students live different lives today, their needs remain the same.
Our students still need to feel that they are part of a supportive community.
They still need quality academic programs to prepare them for the rigors of the modern world.
They still need fully-equipped learning and living facilities.
They still need financial support to aid them in gaining their educations.
Your gift to the Walla Walla University Fund helps to make all of this possible—for today’s students and for those who will follow in their footsteps.
As we celebrate our 125th birthday, will you celebrate with us and consider a gift to the Walla Walla University Fund?