Campus News

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 2:13pm

Every year, Off Campus Living conducts a landlord rating survey to help students be better informed about the quality of Bellingham’s landlords and living spaces. The purpose of this survey is to ensure that students have the information to find safe, comfortable and reasonable housing.  If you find an email from Off Campus Living asking you to rate your landlord, please complete our survey…

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 3:39pm

WWU is partnering with Allied Arts of Whatcom County to support the Whatcom Cultural Arts Festival with the goal of providing opportunities for WWU students to showcase their art at the festival. This could be through exhibiting and selling visual art, selling food and beverages, and/or performing. Usually, a booth fee would be between $50-$100, but Western…

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 8:38am

Along with many of you, we watched the video release from the Memphis Police Department. What we saw was horrendous and criminal, and we are disgusted and outraged. The actions of those directly involved, and those who stood by and did not intervene, have discredited themselves and the law enforcement profession. They have betrayed their oaths of office and brought disgrace to officers across…

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 8:28am

Enclosed policy on Traveling Abroad for Educational Experiences has been approved and is effective as of January 25, 2023. Please see the “See Also” subsection at the bottom of the page via the link above for related procedures and forms. Below are the highlights of the policy:

Section #1 describes the role of faculty and staff who are advising students who intend to go abroad to…

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 10:35am

The policies below are posted for 30-day campus review from January 26- February 25, 2023. Please see the “See Also” section via the link below for supporting documents.


POL-U2100.04 Faculty Policy on Compensated Professional Activities



POL-U5348.10 Traveling for Official University Business


Friday, January 27, 2023 - 10:03am

The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs search committee has concluded its review and evaluation of applications and has selected a strongly qualified finalist to participate in an open forum on Monday, Jan. 30.


Jack Herring
Western Washington University
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

A university-wide open forum is scheduled…

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 9:56am

Human Resources at Western Washington University has updated the list of employees who are in need of, and eligible to, receive shared leave in accordance with the Requesting and Donating Shared Leave policy (POL-U5410.06).

The following employee is eligible to receive shared leave donations:

Dioceline Guevara

The following leave may be donated:  Any amount of vacation…

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 9:49am

Winter here in the Pacific Northwest is a time you may want to cozy up on those windy cold days. Heating issues are the second leading cause of fires in the U.S.  - so put the freeze on winter fires!

Remember to keep candles at least 12” from combustibles and put them out when you leave the room. If you didn’t clean your chimney last fall, consider getting it cleaned now Make sure…
WWU hosting its annual winter career fair on February 9

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:55am

Are you a WWU student looking for job or internship opportunities? Meet with dozens of employers who want to connect with students of all majors and class levels at the All Industries and Majors Career & Internship Fair on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. This free event provides an opportunity for you to learn about employers, get hired, or…

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 9:40am

High school students from Whatcom County will be participating in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad today on campus, which is being proctored by Western's Department of Linguistics.

Students compete in the Linguistics Olympiad by solving challenging problems using data from a variety of languages and formal systems. In the course of solving the puzzles, students…