Campus Life: Winter 2021

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!

A student in a mask behind a clear divider checks another student into the Viking Commons for ready-to-go dining.
A student gets his temperature checked in Viking Union using the new temperature sensors located around campus for easy access to students.
A student works on a laptop in front of a window in the study area now open in Viking Union.
Couples get out and take a walk through south campus while still minding their distance from others and staying safe.
A couple takes a look around campus as they stand on the Stadium Piece by Bruce Nauman on a beautiful sunny day on Western's campus.
A skateboarder rides on south campus with a dog.
A jogger runs in front of Carver Gym.
A student works at the check-in service at Viking Union that is now open for students.
Biology major Dani Almacen of Lynnwood studies in the Viking Union.
A masked student rides an electric scooter past the Log Ramps sculpture on Western's campus.
Associate Professor Lisa Turner goes over class rules with her Art 352 students on the first day of in-person classes at Western on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Visual Journalism major and on campus student custodian Kieran Bresnahan of Spokane cleans and sanitizes the Fine Arts building for students attending their first day of in-person classes on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
A masked student is reflected in a puddle as he walks across Red Square.
Business finance major Michael Larsen of Vancouver, WA checks in at the Western COVID testing center on campus.
Public Relations major Elizabeth Mahan of Spokane sits down to get some fresh air and watch Youtube as she takes a little break between Zoom classes on Jan. 6, 2021.
Visual Journalism major Max Gleiberman stops at Red Square to get his gloves out as he walks through a cold, almost empty campus on the first day of winter quarter on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Environmental Science major Brianna Benner of Tacoma gets ready to grab some books she ordered online through the Western library pick-up system at Haggard Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.
Zach Welsh, left, a recent Western alumnus, and Jonathan Martens, an International Business major from Ferndale, stand outside Red Square holding up signs welcoming back students and encouraging them to write notes for others.
A masked student works at a check-in desk behind a plastic divider.
A person plays with their dog on the lawn in front of Old Main.
A student works out next to the fence around Western's track.