Campus News

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 10:25am

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:

Tim Springstead

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 1:17pm

Hey campus partners, WWU Give Day is May 26. Are you interested in participating in WWU Give Day this year? If so, please reach out to Fred Gold, Director of Annual Giving, at to ask questions and find out what tools and information you need to get started.

See you in May!

Litav poses for the camera in the Multicultural Center

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 10:20am

Dear University Community,

We are excited to share an update about changes in Enrollment and Student Services (ESS) that will allow us to better serve Western's students.

We have created an Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit that will be led by Litav Langley as assistant vice president for ADEI. This new unit will house Multicultural Student Services, the Disability…

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 9:05am

MyWestern is one of the most visited websites on campus, and as it is critical to many workflows, WebTech has been conducting user studies to better analyze how it is used. Over the past year many new resources were added, making the original Quick Search list rather overwhelming, especially to those new to Western.

Transforming the list into a search box and putting the trending…

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 8:36am

The Provost and Executive Vice President Search Committee has announced four finalists for the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs position, as well as open forums for each candidate.

The Position Profile, application materials, University Open Forums links, and feedback surveys are located at the search site:…

poster has details of Western's new Outdoor Wellness program

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 8:47am

The Counseling and Wellness Center is excited to partner with the AS Outdoor Center and Recreation Management and Leadership Program to offer Western students an opportunity to build positive peer connections and get outside this Spring. The Outdoor Wellness Program pairs Western students with peer mentors who will create weekly nature-based experiences designed to boost students’ mental…

Queer Con header and logo has its wordmark and a "QC" logo

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:04am

WWU Queer Con 2022 is an international LGBTQIA2S+ student-run convention created to celebrate queer creators, as well as queer and intersectional representation in comics, arts, society, and media.  

This year’s convention will be a one-day hybrid event held online and in Academic West on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special events will include a queer…

The Washington state capitol building in Olympia shines beneath the summer sun

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 10:35am

Washington’s legislature has approved an annual financial package of $433,000 to reduce the cost for students enrolled in Western Washington University’s RN to BSN nursing program by more than $5,000 a year and to support the continued expansion of the program.

This critical funding makes access to the program more equitable and affordable.

“In the past, our program’s higher…

A pair of diners eats at the Fairhaven Commons

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 11:16am

Western has invited Porter Khouw Consulting to campus to gather input from our community on preferred dining options to consider in developing and planning future campus dining services. Along with Porter Khouw Consulting, our WWU community and collaboration with campus partners ensures broad input for our team to consider.

University Residences will host three focus sessions on March…

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 10:17am

The policy on Displaying Flags on University Flagpole has been approved and is effective March 15, 2022.  Please see the “Policy Information” section for supporting procedure and form.