Campus News

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:52am

At Western, the education of our students is core to all that we do.  Not only do we care very much about our students’ success and dignity as they pursue their dreams, we commit ourselves to fostering and furthering that success and opening paths to goals our students might not have envisioned previously.  This doesn’t just apply to students from our state or our country.  Our international students are a vital part of our student body, and they have the right to pursue their degrees without having their lives and education unnecessarily disrupted beyond the c

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:39am

Western's Health and Human Development Department is offering two online courses to help you stay in shape and earn extra credits. No restrictions or prerequisites.


PE 197S – Intro to Health and Wellness

Instructor: Jill MacIntyre Witt

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:31am

The Association of Women In International Trade (WIIT) will host a panel discussion webinar titled "U.S.-Canada Trade: On the Ground at the Entry Points" featuring WWU's Laurie Trautman, director of Western's Border Policy Research Institute, at noon on Tuesday, July 14 at 

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:12am

The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) has developed a mandatory training to help educate the University community regarding COVID-19 disease prevention measures in the workplace.  These measures include: 

  • Maintaining physical distancing of at least 6 feet 
  • Staying home when sick 
  • Washing your hands often 
  • Wearing a face covering 
  • Cleaning and disinfecting regularly 


Monday, July 6, 2020 - 1:13pm

A carpenter working on a project at Western’s Ridgeway Commons dining hall who tested positive last week for coronavirus took the test again on Saturday and tested negative.  

Another construction worker at the University’s new Interdisciplinary Science Building last week reported direct exposure to coronavirus from a family member. However, that family member was the carpenter who tested negative on Saturday. 

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 11:55am

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 employees are eligible to receive shared leave donations:

  • Kathy Brog
  • Alena Washburn


Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:17pm

A carpenter working on a project at Western’s Ridgeway Commons dining hall tested positive this week to coronavirus. Also, another construction worker at the University’s new Interdisciplinary Science Building this week reported direct exposure to coronavirus from a family member.

The carpenter was part of a three-person crew at Ridgeway Commons. Both the carpenter and the other two members of the crew are in quarantine. The Ridgeway Commons dining hall is being upgraded for increased disability access.

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:26am

Western Washington University will be offering free food pickup for students over the summer every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. on Vendor's Row in Viking Commons.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 5:27pm

Western Washington University has curated an array of learning and enrichment resources to provide educational opportunities and support during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

WeLearn connects people with Western’s extended community through learning opportunities that address professional and personal enrichment needs, and has resources for anyone who wishes to further their personal and professional goals.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 5:14pm

We know the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed your health care needs. In light of that, the PEBB Program is offering an opportunity to make some changes to your PEBB benefits.

From July 1 through 31, 2020 only: PEBB eligible employees are able to make certain changes to their health insurance. Changes are effective August 1, 2020.Normally, you must have a life event, like a birth or marriage, to make these changes midyear.

Who is eligible for this limited open enrollment?