Western's Board of Trustees, along with President Sabah Randhawa, the university's provost, vice presidents, and university staff, took a tour of campus facilities yesterday in preparation for the coming school year. They were given informational tours of the new Alma Clark Glass residence hall, which will be open for new students at move-in in September; the WWU Steam Plant; the Interdisciplinary Science Building on south campus, which is under construction; and new campus lab spaces.

Western Washington University Visual Journalism student and Office of University Communications intern Max Gleiberman will document the student experience and life on campus this winter in this photoblog. Check back every day for new images.

WWU Visual Journalism student and Office of University Communications intern Jordan Shepherd will document the the student experience and life on campus this winter in this photoblog. Check back every day for new images!

Images from the Great Pumpkin Hunt, social media costume contests, and more! We will add more as they come in; send us your spooky Halloween images at, and see tons more on our Flickr site, here!

Office of University Communications spring Visual Journalism interns Cody Clark and Hannah Gordon-Kirk will spend their quarter documenting through images the most unique and challenging academic term in Western's history. They will use their cameras to shed light on the online-only campus experience, and show Western's resilience and sense of community in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

Western Washington University hosted a free breakfast for the campus and surrounding communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with a keynote from Western alumnus Jesse Moore.

Photos by Taylor Bayley and Patrick Cunningham

student's mortar board states "she needed a hero so she became one"

About 790 students left commencement on Saturday with their diplomas; congratulations, new Viking alumni!


WWU photos by Dan Levine



Dancer from El Salvador wows the crowd

As the sun dipped behind Lummi Island across Bellingham Bay from Western’s campus, students, faculty and community members from many corners of the world came together to celebrate one another with food, music, dancing and games as Language and Culture Programs (LCP) hosted its fall International Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1, in the Viking Union MPR.

Srvejm Chaudhau browses through posters on the final day of the back to school poster sale in the Viking Union Gallery on. Sept 27.

Each weekday this fall, Office of Communications Visual Journalism interns Joely Johnson and Alix Condit will share their views of the student experience at Western through images that help tell Western's story. Check back often!

Professional Staff Award: Tim McLaughlin and Catherine Shornick

The traditional breakfast in the VU this morning was followed by the presentation of the annual Awards for Excellence and President Randhawa's Opening Convocation remarks.

This year's award winners are: