University changes from semester to 4-1-4 academic calendar.
Interdisciplinary environmental science program begins.
Seward Hall completed, Howarth remodeled.
University joins newly formed NCAA College Division, which later becomes NCAA Division II.
Ceramics building completed.
University buys more houses, doubling the number of houses it owns to 32 (1971-7).
Student body President Tom Leavitt makes first student report at a board meeting.
First grant-development office created.
University of Puget Sound Law School opens in September. First Dean, Joseph Sinclitico, appointed.
Head of public relations and grant development, Dale Bailey, promoted to new position of vice president for university relations. Board creates The Order of Puget Sound award to honor meritorious service by faculty or staff.
Students protest U.S. involvement in Vietnam, request university boycott of companies making war materials.
Pac Rim program assumes current form (every three years).
Collins Library addition opens. Third floor dedicated to faculty offices "until that space is needed for library use in fifteen to twenty years."
Main campus enrollment 2,910 (full-time equivalent). Board approves plan for Centennial Programs (campaign). Endowment stands at approximately $6 million. Debt is 115 percent of endowment.
Law School accreditation first denied then approved on appeal.
University fails to reach budgeted enrollment goal for fourth year in a row.
First Gothic Society recognition event.
First undergraduate physical therapy class enrolls.
Number of women enrolled (on main campus) exceeds number of men.
Basketball team wins NCAA Division II national championship.
KUPS first begins to broadcast (April).
University hires its first full-time chaplain, K. James Davis (August). Previously, faculty or others had fulfilled chaplain duties part-time.
Facing deadline from accrediting agency, board votes to locate Law School in existing buildings in downtown Tacoma rather than on campus.
$45 million Centennial Campaign announced with $8.45 million raised ($6.75 million from trustees). Bursar Ray Bell promoted to new position of financial vice president.
Professor of English Michael Curley first professor to receive American Council of Learned Societies fellowship.
Phibbs institutes Fireside Dinners.
Cost estimates for Law School exceeds budgeted funds by $660,000 (13%). Facing possible loss of accreditation, board proceeds with project.
J.D. Shotwell Company donates all-weather track at Baker Stadium.
Community Music Program created.