Dear Western Community,
After careful consideration and assessing the direction taken by several public and private universities both within Washington state and nationally, Western will require COVID vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff before returning to campus for the fall 2021 quarter. This decision was endorsed by the WWU Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Wednesday, May 5, in the belief that it will protect the health and safety of the community on- and off- campus and speed our return to more normal in-person operations.
The Western Washington University 2021-22 University Catalog is now live at at catalog.wwu.edu. The catalog includes:
Western Success Scholars, a campus-based supportive program designed to assist all incoming WWU ﬁrst year, transfer and continuing students who have experienced foster care or homelessness, will host a trio of events for National Foster Care Month.
Free Food Pop-Up
Friday, May 7, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Western’s Student Conduct Code is in the process of being reviewed and Western community feedback is welcome. Because of the pandemic and the probable need to modify the Code again soon, this Code is review different and begins with this invitation for Western community input and continues through anticipated Board of Trustee approval in December 2021. More details about the process and timeline are available at the Student Conduct Code community review website noted below.
Reminder! The Student Technology Fee (STF) Committee asks for student, faculty, and staff comments on the STF Tech Initiatives proposals for the current academic year. Comments are due May 7.
You may review the 18 proposals, which are posted on the STF website, here.
Students and graduates looking for internships and volunteer opportunities are invited to participate in Western Washington University’s Virtual Volunteer and Internship Fair taking place from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.
Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Modern & Classical Languages Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley will present "Language Attitudes of Speakers of a Critically Endangered Philippine Creole Spanish" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 via Zoom as part of the Linguistics Department's "Western Talks" lecture series.
The University of Minnesota Medical School's Jillian Fish, will present "The Ecology of Storytelling in Native America: Using Digital Stories to Examine Native American Identities Across Developmental Contexts" from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, May 10 via Zoom as part of Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research (CCCR) Speaker Series.
This presentation is free and open to the public; email CCCR director Kate McLean at email@example.com for the Zoom link to the presentation.