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Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:48am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.

The Western Alert Test will consist of activation of two elements of Western notification system, including:

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:20pm

Western has developed a system for defining operating levels during the COVID-19 pandemic based on guidance provided by the state of Washington and other sources. This system is designed to satisfy the requirements of Governor Inslee's Safe Start phases for Whatcom County, and is located on the University's Safe Start site at 

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 9:51am

Just a reminder that the Annual Steam Shutdown begins Monday, Aug. 24 on main campus, and most buildings will be without heat or domestic hot water. 

The shutdown will last through Labor Day with restart of the system occurring Sept. 8-11.  A misprint on the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar erroneously shows startup occurring Sept. 1-4; please make a note of this correction. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 1:39pm

Western invites students and recent graduates to enroll in the 2020-2021 Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP).

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:34am

Molly Fury, who served for 27 years as Western’s Campus Telephone Operator, passed away on May 15.

As the campus operator, Molly had the great responsibility of being many people’s first impression of Western; her warm-hearted presence and generous, open spirit came through in every interaction.  I can think of no one better to represent our university to the parents and community members that she interacted with every day.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:21am

The Registrar's Office has posted the most recent student achievement results for spring 2020:

896 honors

1998 spring degrees awarded

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 2:26pm

On Friday, August 8, 2020, the Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU) Executive Board of Directors unanimously appointed Abdul-Malik Ford to the position of AS President. Ford’s appointment followed the Board’s consideration of three finalists, who each delivered prepared presentations on their goals for the position and organization. Ford is currently a fifth-year student, seeking two bachelor’s degrees; one in Spanish and another in business and sustainability. Ford’s term is effective immediately until the end of spring quarter, 2021.

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 1:30pm

Dear Western Community,

On Friday, Aug. 14, Western’s new Interim Policy Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment Under Title IX, POL-U1600.04, went into effect, as required by the U.S. Department of Education. A team including staff from the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Human Resources, Office of Student Life, CASAS, Student Conduct, and Academic Affairs has been working since June to revise the regulations in accordance with the 2000 pages of guidance provided by the Department of Education by the August deadline.

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:03am

Sislena Ledbetter, Western Washington University's executive director for Counseling, Health and Wellness, has announced the hiring of Sarah Godoy as Western’s new Counseling Center director.

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:54pm

A new interim policy on filing a Title IX Grievance has been approved and is effective as of Aug. 14, 2020: