Students remain our most critical investment
Our state’s economy depends on skilled, smart WWU graduates. Financial investments have taken a beating in this volatile economy, but here’s one investment we all know pays off: Investing in our students is as close as we can get to a sure thing.
Soundings is going online
You’ll still get a smaller,
more eco-friendly quarterly
Soundings newsletter in
your mailbox. But much
more information will be
available on our Web site,
which we’ll update whenever
news becomes available.
Job search strategies for new grads
With get-ready advice for younger students, too.
More room for freshmen this fall in U Residences
University Residences has reduced the number of beds available to returning students this fall in order to make sure there will be enough room for incoming freshmen.
Soon-to-be grads reflect on their time at Western
Graduates in Spanish, Accounting, Finance and Sociology get ready to launch their careers.
Requests rise for financial aid, but federal grants and tax breaks will help many families
Western Washington University’s Financial Aid Department is busier than ever helping students and families piece together the funds they need to send their students to college.
Adding Munch Money is now more convenient online
Munch Money can be used to get a discount on food and other items at all University Dining Services locations.
New summer youth topics include animation, guitar fun
The Office of Admissions knows that our current students and graduates are powerful recruiters, especially when the future students are their own brothers or sisters.
Parents support critical services
Many families are receiving calls from students this spring seeking support for the Parent Annual Fund, a critical source of financial support for the Career Services Center and other important student services that aren’t covered by tuition.
Get free WWU plates
The Western Alumni Association is giving away a limited number of free WWU Collegiate License Plates to students and alumni.
Keep up with Western in the news
Western Weekly provides free links to news stories about Western Washington University that have appeared in newspapers, magazines and blogs around the country.
Families can get text messages during campus emergencies
Families who register their cell phone numbers can get text messages with critical news during a campus emergency.
Outfit new WWU graduates in style
Western Grad Packs include Western blankets, engraved business card cases, shirts, pen and pencil sets and more.
Stay in touch through Parent Connection
Western's outreach program for parents and families includes monthly e-newsletters and volunteer opportunities.
Relay for Life honors those fighting cancer
Last year’s relay, sponsored by Western Students Against Cancer, raised more than $68,000 for the American Cancer Society and drew about 800 participants.
Gov. Gregoire speaks at WWU's Seattle Business Forum
The event, sponsored by the WWU Foundation, raised almost $100,000 for Western scholarships.
Join your student on campus for Showtime Family Weekend
From golf tournaments and bird watching cruises to low-rider shows and music festivals, Showtime Family Weekend May 15 to 17 offers an opportunity for families to reconnect with their Western students and explore what the WWU campus and Bellingham have to offer.
Three commencement ceremonies planned this spring
This spring’s graduation day will include a third commencement ceremony to ensure that seats will be available for all ticket holders.