News Releases

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…

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 1:54pm

Prof. Brian Hutchinson (Computer Science), Prof. Kimihiro Noguchi (Mathematics), and several of their colleagues at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are organizing the Western Washington Data-Driven Discovery Seminar Series (W2D2S2), now in its second year. The Spring 2022 theme of W2D2S2 is Earth and Environmental Sciences. The schedule of…

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 2:41pm

Students: Federal HEERF III (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) applications are open through noon on April 25, 2022 on the Financial Aid website. 

To qualify for HEERF funds, students must have exceptional financial need calculated from the FAFSA or WASFA or have exceptional need resulting from extraordinary financial circumstances.  

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 2:08pm

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, in-person June Commencement will return to campus this spring, in a big way – with eight total ceremonies in Carver throughout Commencement Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10-12. 

Commencement organizers have instituted a number of changes this year, all with the intent of creating a culture of celebration for WWU graduates…

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 11:46am

The Border Policy Research Institute is hiring a field crew to collect data at the international border from mid-June to mid-July. Employees will work directly with both Canadian and U.S. border inspection officers and will collect data on commercial traffic flows at the border.


• Fieldwork will be conducted over 16 days, Mondays - Thursdays, June 20th to July 21st…

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 10:06am

Scholars Week, an annual celebration showcasing the best of Western Washington University students’ research and creative work, returns to Western’s campus May 16 – May 20, 2022, after two years of virtual events.  

The Scholars Week Planning Committee invites students to register April 25 – 29, submit presentation materials by May 11, and present as part of the Scholars Showcase open…

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 12:42pm

Our final career and internship fair of the academic year is Thursday, April 21 from noon to 4 p.m. on Handshake! Over 45 employers are already registered for the Spring Career & Internship Fair—with more joining every day!

Find a job or internship with employers promoting opportunities or come to build your network! Register today and select 1:1 and group sessions with recruiters…

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 9:01am

Western’s Counseling and Wellness Center invites you to join us in observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout the month of April.

SAAM is a month devoted to raising awareness about sexual violence, educating communities on how to prevent it, and promoting prevention efforts throughout the year. We take this time to honor survivors and inspire people to take action to…

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 11:26am

Western Washington University offers Summer Session courses to all current Western students and community members.

Summer Session is a great opportunity to get ahead in classes for early graduation, and to enjoy smaller classes with more access to faculty. Choose from a variety of course options, including on campus, online, field study and faculty-led study abroad.

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…