Academic and Career Development Services
Tina Loudon, Director
Old Main 380 | MS-9029 | Tel. 360-650-3251
Academic and Career Development Services is comprised of three units which provide services to assist students to integrate academic planning and career decision making and achieve academic success:
- Academic Advising Center | Old Main 380 | MS 9029 | 650-3850
Academic Advising Center staff clarify academic requirements and policies, assist students with course selection and scheduling and help students to establish educational goals and effectively plan a program of study and make timely progress to degree completion. The Center also assists students who experience academic difficulty.
- Tutoring Center | Wilson Library 280 | MS 9029 | 650-3855
The Tutoring Center provides tutorial assistance for GUR courses, with an emphasis on entry level math and science. The Center also assists students to enhance key study skills such as time management, test taking, note taking and textbook comprehension.
- Career Services Center | Old Main 280 | MS 9002 | 650-3240
The Career Services Center offers a full range of services to support students and alumni in assessing their interests and abilities and establishing personal career goals. The Center assists students seeking internships in order to gain career-related experience and offers programs and services to support individuals seeking career employment or admission to graduate or professional education programs following completion of their studies at Western.
Clara Capron, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
Old Main 200, MS-9009 | Tel. 360-650-3440 | Admissions Website
The activities of the Admissions Office include enrollment planning with University leadership; undergraduate student recruitment; written, virtual, and oral presentation of Western’s story, academic programs, university resources, student life, and admissions procedures; undergraduate application processing and selection; collaboration with high schools, community colleges, community organizations, etc.; coordination of transfer articulation and policy development; and non-departmental new student scholarship selection. (For graduate admission information, please contact the Graduate School.)
Steven Card, Director
Carver 101B, MS-9066 | Tel. 360-650-3489 | Athletics Website
The University Athletic Program is a member of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II. Men’s sports include basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, soccer, and track and field; women’s sports include basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, track and field, crew, volleyball, and fastpitch softball.
Peg Godwin, General Manager
501 High Street, MS-9104 | Tel. 360-650-3655 | Bookstore Website
The Western Associated Students (AS) Bookstore is run for the benefit of Western’s students. With its mission to offer course materials and supplies at the lowest possible prices, the AS Bookstore offers a 10% discount on all textbooks and works aggressively to offer a large selection of used textbooks. The Associated Students organization plays an active role in the store, continuing the store’s long tradition of student partnership. Net operating proceeds are managed by the AS and allocated to its student programs. Beyond course materials, the AS Bookstore offers an excellent selection of Western clothing and gift items; school, office, and art supplies; personal care items; computer software and peripherals; and general reading and reference books.
Campus Recreation Services
Marie Sather, Director
Wade King Student Recreation Center, MS-9098 | Tel. 360-650-3766 | Campus Rec Website
The Campus Recreation Department is located in the Wade King Student Recreation Center and offers a full range of intramural league and tournament, sport clubs, open recreation activities, and non-credit group exercise classes.
Nancy Corbin, Director
Old Main 540, MS-9052 | Tel. 360-650-3164 | Counseling Center Website
The Counseling Center assists Western students to optimize their educational experience and lifelong well-being by providing personal counseling services uniquely focused on the needs of students.
Dean of Students Office
Ted Pratt, Dean of Students
Viking Union 547, MS-9106 | Tel. 360-650-3450 | Dean of Students Website
The Dean of Students’ office is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the university’s student programs and the facilities and activities of the Viking Union. The Dean of Students oversees and provides leadership to student programs and the Viking Union, and serves as the primary advisor for the Associated Students Board. The office of the Associate Dean of Students comprises the Student Conduct Officer, who adjudicates alleged violations of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Code, and Student Assistance Services, which handles inquiries regarding academic grievances, hardship withdrawals, non-medical leaves of absence, and other requests for general assistance.
Stephen Wadsworth, Resident District Manager
Edens Hall 111, MS-9196 | Tel. 360-650-4114 | Dining Services Website
University Dining Services serves the campus with catering, several retail cafés and markets, and three residential dining venues.
disAbility Resources for Students
David Brunnemer, Director
Old Main 110, MS-9019 | Tel. 360-650-3844 | disAbility Resources for Students Website
Through DRS, Western provides admitted or prospective students with disAbilities an equal opportunity to access all aspects of University life. DRS is committed to providing services and programs that foster student development at all levels: intellectual, emotional, physical, and social.
Clara Capron, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
Old Main 240, MS-9006 | Tel. 360-650-3470 | Financial Aid Website
Financial Aid strives to reduce financial barriers to learning by providing eligible students with financial assistance through grants, scholarships, loans, and work study and student employment programs.
New Student Services/Family Outreach
Anna Carey, Director
Old Main 330F, MS-9016 | Tel. 360-650-3846 | New Student Services/Family Outreach Website
The New Student Services/Family Outreach office is committed to assisting students with their transition to the University and Bellingham community. In addition, special orientation events and weekends provide family members and parents an opportunity to become more informed about Western.
Prevention & Wellness Services
Elva Munro, Director
Old Main 560, MS-9039 | Tel. 360-650-3643 | Prevention & Wellness Services Website
Our mission is to foster a healthy student learning environment by teaching students self-care and self-responsibility and by engaging students as leaders for safe, caring, and socially just communities.
David Brunnemer, Registrar
Old Main 230, MS-9008 | Tel. 360-650-3430 | Registrar’s Office Website
The Registrar’s Office prepares the academic schedule, administers the registration and graduation process, and maintains and preserves academic records. The staff can help students with questions concerning registration, course requirements, add/drop, graduation requirements, and veteran’s benefits.
Student Health Center
Emily Gibson, M.D., Director
Campus Services, Level 2, MS-9132 | Tel. 360-650-3400 | Student Health Center Website
The Student Health Center at Western is a primary care medical clinic with a specialty in college health providing a broad range of affordable health care to eligible students.
Student Outreach Services
Renee Collins, Director and Associate Dean of Students
Old Main 110, MS-9019 | Tel. 360-650-2455 | Student Outreach Services Website
Student Outreach Services (SOS) is committed to supporting the educational needs of first generation, non-traditional, and multicultural students. SOS advisors provide students with personalized academic advising, assistance in the development of their educational plan, positive intervention for those in academic risk, and helpful referral services to academic departments and support resources. The SOS office is committed to academic success, retention, and graduation.
University Residences and Dining Services
Leonard Jones, Director
Edens Hall 101, MS-9195 | Tel. 360-650-2950 | University Residences / Dining Services
Students in University Residences enhance their Western Experience in diverse and inclusive communities that foster active learning, leadership, social responsibility, civic engagement, and effective citizenship: supported by a high quality, attractive and sustainable campus environment.
Eric Alexander, Assistant Dean of Student Engagement & Director of Viking Union Facilities
Jim Schuster, Director, Viking Union Facilities
Viking Union 545, MS-9106 | Tel. 360-650-3451 | Viking Union Website
The Viking Union Complex is a place for all community members - a people place, a place to meet, get involved, and to relax. The complex houses the Associated Students government offices and activities, the Viking Union/Student Activities administrative offices, and numerous student facilities.