Campus News

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 10:47am

Beginning Monday, September 19, the Wilson north entrance to the library will be open once again, and the Haggard and Wilson buildings of Western Libraries will move to their regular fall quarter hours.

Regular Hours (Sept. 19 – Dec. 9) Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun. noon to 9 p.m.  Holiday & Special Hours Nov. 11 – open 10 a.m.…
An aerial view of North Campus, including Old Main.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:11pm

Welcome back to campus, Western! 

We are just a few weeks from the start of another academic year at Western, and we wanted to tell you how excited we are to see our newest students, returning students, and employees. We hope you have had a wonderful and restful summer and are set for a great year ahead. 

As you might imagine, the campus has been a hive of activity in preparation for…

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:16am

The summer has been busy with many departments revamping their websites to better serve students. New sites are also released for new functions formed at the University. The core Drupal and WordPress platforms received several new features alongside the routine security updates.

October Drupal Training Sessions Available

Are you new to editing a Drupal site? Or are you a current…

The Great Colleges to work for wordmark

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 9:42am

For the ninth time in the 15 years of the program, Western Washington University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink. WWU was one of only four institutions in the West region -- Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Nevada -- chosen to receive this designation.

The results are based on a survey of staff and…

An aerial view of North Campus, including Old Main.

Monday, September 12, 2022 - 4:27pm

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest for the 23rd year in a row, according to the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.   

Western also tied with California State Polytechnic University at Pomona as the #2 public master's-granting institution in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the…

The State of the University address will be held on Sept. 28 at 9 a.m.

Monday, September 12, 2022 - 8:51am

Western will host its annual “State of the University Address” (SOTU) on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, when President Sabah Randhawa will share reflections on the past year and goals and priorities for the 2022/23 academic year. The SOTU will be preceded by an informal Breakfast Reception in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room between 7:45 – 8:45 a.m…

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 11:09am

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is now accepting letters of interest from applicants for regional challenge grants. The grants seek to expand the number of community and regional partnerships—and support existing partnerships—that are focused on increasing postsecondary enrollment and credential completion for students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, English…

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 11:34am

As of Sept.6, 2022, Western Libraries Heritage Resources will be known as Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections. Established in 2010, Heritage Resources brought three distinct archival and special collections programs together into Western Libraries: University Archives & Records Management, the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, and Special Collections. At that time “…

Students make their way up the oval staircase in Haggard to the library's circulation desk.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 11:45am

Western Libraries is updating its website and on Sept. 6 will launch a new one that is more accessible and consistent with the user experience of other WWU websites.

Western Libraries is one of the last remaining WWU sites to migrate to the new design, which WebTech developed in order to help Western advance the shared goal of better integrating and ensuring web accessibility. The…

cheryl smiles at the camera

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 11:12am

“As I lived my life, I learned what I believe is the most important thing one can learn: Only kindness matters.”  -- Cheryl Ann Mathison 

The Western Washington University community is mourning the sudden loss of long-time and cherished colleague and friend, Cheryl Mathison, who passed away this past Friday, Aug. 26. The University’s sympathies are with Cheryl’s family, friends and…