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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Presidential Orders


Executive Order


No. IX*



Campuses, Colleges, and Schools



1. University of Washington Campuses

The following campuses of the University of Washington were established by legislative action:

    University of Washington, Seattle (1890)
University of Washington, Bothell (1989)
University of Washington, Tacoma (1989)

2. University of Washington, Seattle Colleges and Schools

The following colleges and schools, originally authorized by distinct action of the Board of Regents in the year designated, have been established within the University of Washington, Seattle:

    College of Arts and Sciences (1861)
College of Education (1878)
School of Pharmacy (1894)
College of Engineering (1898)
School of Law (1899)
Graduate School (1909)
Michael G. Foster School of Business (1917)
School of Medicine (1945)
School of Dentistry (1945)
School of Nursing (1945)
College of Built Environments (1957)
School of Social Work (1958)
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs (1968)
School of Public Health (1970)
Information School (2001)
College of the Environment (2008)

3. University of Washington, Tacoma Schools

The following schools, originally authorized by distinct action of the Board of Regents in the year designated, have been established within the University of Washington, Tacoma:

    Milgard School of Business (2004)
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (2014)

4. University of Washington, Bothell Schools

The following schools, originally authorized by distinct action of the Board of Regents in the year designated, have been established within the University of Washington, Bothell:

    School of Business (2013)
School of Educational Studies (2014)
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (2013)
School of Nursing and Health Studies (2014)
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2013)

[BR, May 1955; and subsequent authorization] revised by Executive Order of the President, January 30, 2004; RC, May 26, 2009; RC, July 15, 2009; RC, July 1, 2010; RC, March 16, 2013; RC, September 23, 2014; RC, December 16, 2014.


* This executive order was originally unnumbered in the University Handbook.

For related information, see:

  • Executive Order No. VI, "Campuses, Colleges, Schools, and Departments: Definitions"
  • Executive Order No. VII, "The Graduate School: Definitions"
  • Faculty Code, Chapter 23, "Colleges, Schools, and Departments"