Western's new President, Sabah Randhawa talks with WWU student Al Dowling about what he's passionate about and his initial impressions of Western.
Welcome, new WWU families!
Before new students attend their first classes, they’ve already started planning their academic careers.
Also: Academic help is all around. Check out these resources to help students reach their academic potential.
Students who are interested in learning about living sustainably, organizing concerts and events, getting a job, forming a club, or making a difference in public policy will all find resources – and meet friends – with the Associated Students.
Students who live off-campus are introduced to new choices and new responsibilities.
Like you, Western wants your student’s off-campus living experience to be enjoyable and successful. We want students to make good choices, be good neighbors and become active community members.
Wondering what to do with your student in Bellingham? Here are a few favorite family activities, from Boulevard Park to the Farmers Market.
Is your student a financial aid recipient? If so, we have happy news for you!
You may have already heard about changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The earliest date you can submit a FAFSA is advanced from January 1 to October 1.
Western's employment survey of 2014-15 graduates indicates continuing improvement in the job market for recent alumni, especially in terms of field-related hiring.
Bachelor’s degree recipients reported the largest gains. Ninety-one percent reported employment within six months of graduation (up eight percent from 2013-2014) and field-related employment increased to 61 percent.
Many students turn to their families for career advice. Western’s Career Services Center offers suggestions for parents to help direct their students in the right direction.
The Western Stands for Washington campaign has raised more than $62 million.From new scholarships and equipment to more support for faculty and students, here are a few examples of gifts from the WWU community that are making a difference.
“Western is proud to expand upon the fine work of the Poulsbo Marine Science Foundation, and to strengthen our partnerships with the city of Poulsbo, local school districts and tribal communities," said WWU President Bruce Shepard. “We look forward to providing stewardship for this outstanding resource in collaboration with local partners, and continuing the conversation about how it can best serve the community.”
Western has appeared on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of the top green energy purchasers in higher education for the past 10 years.
In fact, Western has been on the EPA’s top college list since it was launched in January 2006. In the most recent listing in April, Western was 20th on the EPA’s list of the top 30 green energy purchasers in higher education.
Rice has been a member of both the Curiosity and Opportunity rover teams for years, but being named a Participating Scientist is a grant-funded position that will also allow for far more collaboration between the Curiosity team and Rice’s undergraduate students.
The grant will also allow Rice’s students to attend rover team meetings and training sessions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.