News Releases

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…

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…

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…

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 10:10am

The Whatcom County Specialized Emergency Response Program (SERP), University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, and University Department Safety Coordinators will be conducting an in-person hazardous materials release exercise on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The exercise will take place in the tunnel system, but at least two SERP response…

Monday, August 22, 2022 - 2:22pm

Joyce Oswald has joined Western Washington University’s Kitsap County Small Business Development Center, the SBDC, as a certified business advisor.



Joyce has a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a master's in Career and Technical Education and has worked in banking, corporate tax accounting, technology training and academia. Joyce has shown tremendous talent and dedication in…

Monday, August 22, 2022 - 2:17pm

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center welcomes Liliana Deck to the team of talented certified business advisors (CBAs) serving Whatcom and Kitsap Counties.



Returning to the Pacific Northwest, Deck brings her transnational leadership in the private and public sectors working with local and global organizations with an emphasis on education, social services,…

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 2:14pm

Western Washington University will host eight commencement ceremonies June 10-12 to celebrate graduates and their families   



Commencement Weekend ceremonies in Carver Gym will include about 2,000 students who graduated winter quarter or plan to graduate in spring or summer quarters. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremonies so that students can bring their families and guests…

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:22pm

The Presidential Scholar award is Western Washington University’s highest graduation honor for undergraduates. Students are selected by deans of their respective colleges for their exceptional scholarship, success in furthering multicultural programs and activities, and high levels of service to their communities. Each Presidential Scholar receives a medallion to commemorate the award.

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 8:58am

Ten students from WWU’s Black & Brown Male Success Collective (BBMSC) attended Clemson University’s Men of Color National Summit hosted April 21-22 in Greenville, South Carolina.



The theme of the conference was Building Bridges to Success for African-American and Hispanic Males. Bringing together approximately 2,400 high school and college students, business professionals,…

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:38am

WWU junior Caitlin Bannister’s interest and research efforts into the mysteries of the nervous system have allowed her to be Western’s first behavioral neuroscience student to receive a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.



With an award of up to $7,500, the scholarship invites junior and senior STEM majors…