Graduates and families will pack Bellingham's Civic Stadium for Commencement this month
More than 2,000 Western students will graduate off campus at Civic Stadium June 11 while the Carver Academic Building is in the midst of a major renovation.
Western’s Commencement organizers have spent months nailing down many aspects of the day’s festivities at Civic Stadium, including parking and traffic, seating arrangements, accommodation requests, and most importantly, the graduates’ lineup at each ceremony.
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Summer Session gives students a chance to catch up or get ahead on class credits
Western’s Summer Session offers students a chance to get ahead in their major or General University Requirements (GUR), achieve lab credits by doing a field study course, or take a fun class like the Art, Science and Ethics of Fly Fishing that is only offered in the summer.
Meet Western's next president, Sabah Randhawa
Western's President Designate, Sabah Randhawa talks with WWU student Al Dowling about what he's passionate about and his initial impressions of Western.
New FAFSA filing dates are coming this fall
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.
Good news: The job market is improving for new graduates
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.
Western marks 10 years on EPA's Higher Ed Green Energy list
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.