Campus News

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:27pm

As part of our COVID-19 response, we will be sending daily updates with information and resources. These messages will always link back to Western’s coronavirus webpage, where you will find our FAQs, links, and other information. Your comments, feedback, and suggestions are very welcome! Contact us here:

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:19pm

Western Washington University has announced five new certificate programs in the field of Energy Studies; all the programs are aimed at working professionals who wish to take a deeper dive into a career-related field, or current students who seek to add to their depth of study by the time they graduate.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:57am

Attention Western Faculty & Staff,

Registration is now OPEN for SPRING 2020 Faculty & Staff Wellness Program classes!

Spring quarter classes begin on Monday, March 30 (that’s right, MONDAY!), and continue through Friday, June 12. Some classes will have limited space, so please do not wait to register!

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:44am

Western Washington University’s Center for Canadian–American Studies will host three free Canadian Indigenous film screenings at the Pickford Film Center at 1318 Bay Street on March 16, 17 and 19.

March 16 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:23am

UPDATE: The 'Canines & Cats on Campus' program regrets they must cancel this event and will not be visiting Western Libraries this quarter. They apologize for the inconvenience and added they hope to see everyone in June, and they wish students well on their finals.

Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 19. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:16am

The Washington Department of Heath has prepared some printable educational collateral surrounding coronavirus and COVID-19, and Western is also rolling out similar messaging for both digital and print use. All are attached below and are downloadable. Feel free to post any or all of this messaging in your communal areas; more will be added in the coming days.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:39pm

Western's Latin American Studies Program will host its first Latin American Studies Forum on Friday, March 6 on campus, keynoted by the University of California at San Diego's Gloria Elizabeth Chacón, who will present "Transindigenitude: Poetic Convergences in the Americas" from 4-5 p.m. in Miller Hall 138.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:18pm

An interim policy on Suspending University Operations has been approved, and is effective March 4.

View the policy here:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:54am

Queeriing Research Series infographicJoin LGBTQ+ Western and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for the final Winter quarter event in the Queering Research Series.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:11am

Dear Western Community,

As you likely know, the spread of coronavirus continues to be a rapidly evolving situation.  There have been a few additional cases in King and Snohomish counties attributed to coronavirus disease, which you have likely heard about in the news by now.  I want to share with you our ongoing work to ensure that Western is prepared to deal with this issue.