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Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:41am

The Pension Funding Council and Washington State Legislature have updated the employee and employer contribution rates for the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) retirement plans.

PERS and LEOFF rate changes are effective July 1, 2021 (impacting the July 26, 2021 paycheck). 

TRS rate changes are effective September 1, 2021 (impacting the September 24, 2021 paycheck). 

PERS and TRS Plan 3 employee rates do not change because they are chosen by the employee. Employer rates for plan 3 are the same as plan 2.

Here are the updated rates:

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 11:09am

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees on Friday, June 11, approved Western’s 2021-22 operating budget, which includes a 2.8 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year. The tuition increase, which will be reflected in fall tuition at Western, means a resident undergraduate student will pay $188 more a year. 

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 10:20am

The contractor on the Interdisciplinary Science Building will need to close the pedestrian pathway between the new building and Parks Hall starting June 21 and running through the middle of September to complete the new path. 

Signage will be posted to redirect pedestrians to other accessible routes.


Monday, June 14, 2021 - 11:34am

Dear WWU Faculty & Staff,

In a year that has been unlike any other we have ever experienced, I am very grateful for how our students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters have responded. 

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:21am

Western is offering a new minor in Digital Humanities, thanks to a collaboration between the Global Humanities and Religions Department and the Computer Science Department’s Internet Studies Center (ISC). 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 10:55am

For the past year WTA has not been charging a bus fare. On July 1, 2021, WTA will begin charging a fare again. Thanks to continued financial support from WWU a summer quarter employee bus pass still costs only $23, and it is good for unlimited rides on all WTA bus routes through 10/4/21. Purchase your employee bus pass today using the Bus Pass Request e-sign form.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:31am

It's been a busy month in WebTech, starting off with two major site updates: Huxley College of the Environment launched an updated website that is more consistent with the user experience of other sites supported by Western. Academic Technology User Services (ATUS) also went live with their updated website.

Drupal Updates

A core security release from the Drupal project was released. All sites have had the update applied.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:04am

Starting June 10 through July 31, the Print and Copy Center will have five complimentary large calendars (13” x 25”, 80# Text) available to all departments and they can be picked up at Mail Services.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 9:41am

The Department of Public Safety/University Police at Western Washington University is starting a pilot program to evaluate use of body-worn cameras by University Police officers.

“Body-worn cameras have become an increasingly important part of best-practice policing. The cameras have the potential to increase accountability and transparency. Through this pilot program, we hope to learn how to best utilize these cameras at Western,” said Darin Rasmussen, director of Public Safety and University Chief of Police.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 8:52am

The Western Card Office RFP project team has selected four finalists to receive product demonstrations from (find out more about the project here).  During the course of the next two weeks, CBORD, Atrium, TouchNet and Transact Campus will present their products to the campus community.  These demonstrations are free open to all who wish to attend.  You may click on the links below to view the demonstrations.  Please contact Jessie Phillips