This region is bounded by Samuelson Hall and living spaces Kamola Hall and Sue Lombard Hall.
Central Washington University, or CWU, is a public university located on a 380-acre campus in Ellensburg in the US state of Washington.
Founded in 1891, the university consists of three chief divisions include the Office of the President, Business and Financial Affairs, and Academic and Student Life (ASL).
Within ASL are four colleges: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business (Ellensburg campus and centers in the Puget Sound and central regions), In 1890, the state Legislature established the Washington State Normal School (WSNS) in Ellensburg for “the training and education of teachers in the art of instructing and governing in the public schools of this state.” In 1893, the school's first building was constructed and named Barge Hall, in honor of the first WSNS principal, Benjamin Franklin Barge.
Barge Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
The on-campus location is established by a small residence hall, surrounded by the Student Union and Recreation Center and humanity facilities.
The STEM and teaching facilities are located near the administrative buildings, which include Black Hall, Bouillon Hall, and the Science Building near Dean Hall (see map on right).
Barge Hall and Mitchell Hall are where the primary administrative faculty are located.
Admissions, Running Start, a Cashiers Office, the Registrar, and financial aid are all located in this area.
On April 26, 2006, the school opened a -million Student Union and Recreation Center.